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Old 5th November 2008, 15:48   #16
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Nice pictures Locomotive! I recently returned from a holiday to Leh as well. Did you notice two signboards about 10km away from Leh, that said "I like you darling,
but not that fast"
This was the best of the lot! Unfortunately was unable to take a picture of them.
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Old 5th November 2008, 20:25   #17
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thats really funny!! How did i ever miss that!!!
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Great pics, and kudos to BRO on 2 counts:-

1. For building great roads at dangerous places

2. For excellent sense of humour.
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Gr8 trip and a v.good collection of pictures. Infact pictures did all the talking. Its very tempting.
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Super collection Locomotive!

Zingzingbar..as exotic a name as one can hear, and that too on the ege of the Tibetan Plateau!

As the story goes... it is named after the many falling stones that regularly used to fly down the hill around this point. As the BRO braves would down a few drinks in the evening after a hard days work (and that's how Brandy Nallah and Whiskey Nalah got named ) they would hear the stones coming down..zing...zing...heading straight to their temporary bar!

Now this story is as true as can be believed from a BRO Commandent... one freezing night, after many rounds of rum at the same famed Zingzing Bar..!
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now thats an interesting story. wish we had shared a drink or a meal with either the BRO men or the army. It would have been so very memorable.

on our way back we were invited for dinner at the Patsio military camp by some armymen but unfortunately we had to politely decline their invitation as it was dark and we were a bit apprehensive that we would not get a room at Jispa for the night if we reached their too late. what an opportunity loss!!
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Also shows how much these guys love what they are doing. but seriously, I wonder , if they have their own 'creative' team of sorts to do all this thinking.
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Nice pictures Locomotive! I recently returned from a holiday to Leh as well. Did you notice two signboards about 10km away from Leh, that said "I like you darling,
but not that fast"
This was the best of the lot! Unfortunately was unable to take a picture of them.
hey
i have seen that signboard somewhere but don't remember !
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perhaps the most famous signboard. I had seen it in so many magazines and travelogues. We felt so happy when we actually saw this :-) However I Still havent figured out this one. what does being a gama mean.
They are telling you not to try to do anything heroic/macho like Gama Pahelwan - the famous wrestler. You conquer the mountains with humility and not brute power. That's what they mean I think.
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Nice pictures Locomotive! I recently returned from a holiday to Leh as well. Did you notice two signboards about 10km away from Leh, that said "I like you darling,
but not that fast"
This was the best of the lot! Unfortunately was unable to take a picture of them.
Hi Phrozen Fire I saw a signboard on my way to Badrinath it says MARRY SAFETY DIVORCE SPEED, LOOK AT CURVES OF ROAD NOT HERS,THIS IS HIGHWAY NOT RUNWAY,DONT MIX DRINKS AND DRIVE.
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thats really funny!! How did i ever miss that!!!
Dear Locomotive, I saw another signs on my way to Badrinath and Sri Hemkunt Sahib MARRY SAFETY DIVORCE SPEED, LOOK AT THE CURVES OF ROAD NOT HERS, DONT MIX DRINKS AND DRIVE,STEEP CLIMB AHEAD CHECK YOUR BREAKS , ROCKS FALLING AHEAD LOOK UP AND DRIVE SAFELY
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perhaps the most famous signboard. I had seen it in so many magazines and travelogues. We felt so happy when we actually saw this :-) However I Still havent figured out this one. what does being a gama mean.
Gama is one kind of ray, that means speed of light. BRO board means do not ride/drive high speed.
Actually it's spelling is Gamma ray.

Anyway it's a good one.

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