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.