Kayla Criddle

After lots and lots of traveling we finally made it to out first stop! Manali. The bus ride from the airport was very, very long… 15 hours. 15 hours of a bus ride up the Himalayas is about like riding the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland for 15 hours straight. It was a long 15 hours, but we are all super excited to be here finally! The Himalayas are gorgeous! I was very shocked, especially at the beginning of the ride, at the circumstances that the people were living in. I felt as though I took a time machine back like 50 years ago. All of the buildings look so old fashioned and all of their clothes are out on clothes-lines drying. The people all also stare at us like we are in a zoo or something. It is definitely really different than anything I have experienced before.