Manali

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another overloaded or too-fast truck.
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picture-posing on the roadside
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while looking for the next petrol-station we found this little "reservoir"
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Wherever we show up, we are an attraction to all locals, especially at petrol-stations, where not so many foreign people come along.
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mountain-posing
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vertical kitchen-"elevator" (Do-It-Yourself-Style)
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time for a break (in the meanwhile zeljko is talking to the minister for road-development in himachal pradesh)
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Monkey (in the right part of the picture)
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monkey again (left side of picture)
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a small tea-stall in the morning above the "fjord"
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the "fjord". In fact its a river held by a dam which we ere not supposed to take pictures of.
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Someones' hiding round the corner
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yummy !
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But i got the food ;)
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typical Indian truck. We haven't seen a single ugly un-decorated van in the whole country.
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nice idea to open up a riverside cafe for tourists riding to manali. But the guy in the back did his best in getting things wrong ;) Finally he managed to close the umbrella while zeljko's head was still inside (sorry, too funny, so there was no time for pictures)
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"at the mechanics" #4

just when arriving in manali (altitude 2004m), zeljko's bike would not start anymore.

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parts of the oil-pump have to be changed, will be ready tomorrow, when the spare parts have been brought from 50km far "Kullu".


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Without the motorbikes we again rely on rikshaw-transport.

"The last year we had no snow at all" the rikshaw-driver is telling us. (again, manali is on 2400m !!)

just the day after, it started to snow for 2 days. So we were stuck in manali, as our motorbikes are not winter-safe, and all the shops and the machanics took an infrastructure-holiday during the worst snowfall.
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We had a hard-time finding a room with a heating in manali, as manfred was having a cold these days.

finally we found a charme-less hotel with a proper electrical heater. Probably this was the most heated room in whole manali that day.
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picking up the motorbikes.

the fix took 3 days in total and costed about 15 EUR.

the guy to the right of zeljko is "kemal", our rikshaw-driver.
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sadly, another truck-accident.
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at a wedding near Kullu.

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the bride and groom (they don't look soo happy ?)

after we knew how a marriage is celebrated in india, we notice marriage-ceremonies and -preparations nearly every day on our trip to india.
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monkey-business
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zeljko with a cow, which can tell your future.
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also me with thew holy cow
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1. Bridge broken
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2. drive thru river
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breakfast at a "truck-stop"
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