For a moment there I thought the East India Express would be my last trip here in India. And I would have been fine with that; with that nine day train journey and the recent trip to Hong Kong I’ve certainly been keeping my travel bug content.

But, lo and behold, it’s not over yet! I had a look at the calendar, counted the weekends, reviewed my notes and came to the conclusion that there’s still room for a little something. So today I got tickets up to Jammu and Kashmir, where I’ll be enjoying mountain scenery, barren landscapes and blends of buddhism and Indian culture in the small town of Leh. Departure is in one week – a four day extended weekend is all I could manage. I have to work too, you know!