Forty-eight hours of traveling later and we have arrived into Leh. The flight over was stunning and we’ve booked into a lovely hotel called the Oriental (oriental-ladakh.com)

Yet to head out and explore, we’re both feeling the altitude effects, but a slow wander into the main town later to check it out is still on the cards. Joe has just been refreshing in what he originally thought was as an ice cold shower until he found out the cold tap was the ‘hot’ water – hot being a very generous word.

I’ve just had a mini panic in thinking I’d lost my back up credit card, but it was just me being too sophisticated in my hiding places, the contents inside my bright blue socks brought me relief. Did leave our only shower gel in the last hotel though so showers are merely refreshing rather than cleaning.. Leh locals you’re in for a treat.

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