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Ladakh - Planning The Trip

Over 2000 Km by road, in around 10 days. Stunning landscapes, wonderful people. That sums up our Ladakh trip. But how did it actually work? How did we make it happen? Read on to find out!  Leh, the capital of Ladakh , is accessible by air and road. Flying into Leh is the easiest, and time-saving option, while the road is the time consuming one, but with the added advantage of driving past some of the most beautiful landscapes in our country. Each option has much to recommend it, and we chose the road for just one reason – altitude sickness. Altitude sickness was one of my biggest concerns, since I suffer from motion-sickness. Yes, I do travel a lot, but that is despite my condition, and, over the years, have learnt how to handle it. I struggled with it when we visited Nathu-La in Sikkim, and wondered if I would be able to manage a week at the even higher altitudes that we would encounter in Ladakh. This was the reason we stuck to a basic plan, of only 9 days in Ladakh, though we

Sandcastle for a Cause at High Street Phoenix

Building sandcastles is something we do when we go to the beach. However, this one is nothing like the ones we make. Its actually a sand sculpture, with turrets towering over the structure, intricate details such as doors and windows etched into the sand. We saw it for the first time at the High Street Phoenix in Lower Parel, Mumbai, last year, when Simon Smith, in association with Sand Cult, built this beautiful sculpture on the occasion of World Cancer Day. Click here to read about it. The event is back this year, and so is the sculpture, at the same venue...




The castle is similar, but not just the same.




This auto, for instance, sinking in quick sand, is new...





and so is this dog....



As Samhith pointed out, the boards have something interesting too.. such as the wood texture given to this one...



and the tiny fold on this one...



Of course, a visit to High Street Phoenix can never be complete without a visit to Hamleys, so, here is one last glimpse from the store.


P.S. Please excuse the quality of the photographs. I inexplicably left my camera at home, and had to settle with my mobile!

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The Sandcastle is on display at High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai, till the 17th of Feb., 2013. You still have a week, so if you can, go see it.

There is also an event scheduled for Tomorrow, Tuesday, 12th Feb, 2013, wherein you can learn how to sculpt sand from the master himself! The event is on from 12 Noon to 8 PM, so if you can spare the time, it should be interesting. You can find more details of the event here


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  1. The photographs are nice, even though they are clicked by a mobile.


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  2. It is important you shared this post that is for a good cause. Kepp up the good work.

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