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  1. Nicole Hunter
    November 9, 2018 @ 9:53 pm

    Good Grief! Armed robbery and then, your driver arrested for smuggling weapons. I don’t think that I would have the wherewithal to continue. I’d be scared out of my mind! The scenery is very beautiful and it is amazing how far off the beaten path you went.

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    • dankiteski
      November 11, 2018 @ 11:35 am

      It wasn’t our driver but the driver of the truck driving before us. Nevertheless, it was a scary experience but overall, I would definitely visit again. Kashmir is amazing

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  2. Kristie
    November 10, 2018 @ 12:47 am

    Wow! What an adventure. I’m glad you weren’t hurt and that most of your valuables were not stolen. You got to see some fantastic scenery, though! Definitely not a place to which most tourists will venture.

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    • dankiteski
      November 11, 2018 @ 11:36 am

      Thank you Kristie! Indeed it was but despite everything, Kashmir holds a special place in my heart and would definitely visit again.

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  3. Geemiz Travel Blogger from Philippines
    November 10, 2018 @ 4:02 am

    Reading your experience is like me reading a suspense book. Thank God you are safe. An adventure like this is one for the books. You take extra care always.

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    • dankiteski
      November 11, 2018 @ 11:37 am

      Thank you, I’m really glad you enjoyed it. Experiencing a story like this one is one of the reasons why I travel 🙂 Every new experience makes you grow

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  4. Shreya Saha
    November 10, 2018 @ 1:19 pm

    The robbery thing is very surprising and saddening. I am sure they were just trying to scare you to take your belongings. But I have never ever heard such a thing before happening in Kashmir. Really unfortunate! I am glad that you are safe and yes, your blog pictures are so beautiful. I love Leh and Ladakh.

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    • dankiteski
      November 11, 2018 @ 11:42 pm

      Thank you, Shreya! Indeed, it’s something that doesn’t happen often but I didn’t let that ruin my trip and spoil my Kashmir experience. It was still one of the best trips I ever took.

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  5. Justine
    November 10, 2018 @ 10:25 pm

    did you ever find out why they were only giving permits to couples?

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    • dankiteski
      November 11, 2018 @ 11:33 am

      Well, no it wasn’t for couples only but for 2 foreigners regardless of their relationship. There are a lot of other protected areas in India that do the same when it comes to permits. I never understood this, it only makes it harder to visit for solo travelers…

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  6. Suman Doogar
    November 12, 2018 @ 4:04 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that. I have travelled on that route twice and never faced a problem. Usually it’s quite safe and there is security everywhere. Maybe the villagers were right that you somehow drew the attention of these armed robbers. I hope you never gave this kind of a situation ever.

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    • dankiteski
      November 13, 2018 @ 10:08 am

      Thanks, Suman. Even though rare, I guess it happens sometimes. Nevertheless, that didn’t ruin my trip nor did it spoil my impression of Kashmir.

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  7. Becca Talbot
    November 12, 2018 @ 8:11 pm

    Oh wow, the price difference between a taxi and the bus wasn’t much was it! I’ve heard only good things about Kashmir, but I’ve yet to visit there. Hopefully I will in the future, so thanks for the tips! x

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    • dankiteski
      November 13, 2018 @ 10:08 am

      Thanks, Becca! I hope you get the chance to visit soon.

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  8. Amrita Sen
    November 13, 2018 @ 4:09 am

    The robbery is quite surprising. The people in those parts are really good and such things are not heard of. But I am glad that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Kashmir and Ladakh are so beautiful places. Starkly different, but stunning in their own right. And it great that you got such good deals in car!

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    • dankiteski
      November 13, 2018 @ 10:11 am

      Indeed, the people are amazing and I suppose this was an isolated incident but despite everything, I still had an amazing time.

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