"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Home From Home, Of Sorts..

On arriving in Tsomoriri  the driver and his cook immediately set about trying to find us accommodation.
They returned to the car looking just a little glum, worried that we might not be happy with what was on offer.

It was certainly basic:
no beds; just a mattress upon the floor.
But our experienced carers had wisely brought sleeping-bags, and a gas-fired stove.
While, fortunately for me, the room did have a sofa, of sorts, to sit on.

My life has been relatively privileged so it is no bad thing to experience the simpler life.
And on occasion, I have slept in even more modest style.

Despite the limitations, our cook produced an amazing supper.

But as far as the bathroom facilities were concerned,
a discreet veil of silence might be in order..

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4 responses

  1. S. Etole

    Beautiful view through the window. Does the candle indicate a lack of electrical power?

    May 28, 2012 at 9:17 am

    • Yes, one of life’s regular “givens” in India, and especially in the high Himalayas..

      May 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    At least the food looks good.

    May 28, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    • This was the first time I have ever taken a tour with a personal cook included in the “accessories”. It’s something I can thoroughly recommend!

      May 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm

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