Getting Leh’d

. Rain. The drops of heaven carrying the nuance of childlike wondering. But these pervade every inch of my being like the countless spirits that permeates every mountain and rock, every island and bay.  Intangible as mist, unavoidable as gust. . After hours of driving from Leh across Ladakh and the...

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the conquest of nubra by ron “the great” (part 1)

driving to khardung la . Two flights and combined 12 hours of waiting in airports, my transit from metropolitan Singapore to the far depths of the Silk Road battered and harassed my mortal body as if I went through five rounds of repeatedly being spanked like a...

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the road to pangong tso

By Ron Cruz . Allizvell! Allizvell! When I saw that final scene in the film Three Idiots, my whole world froze in suspended animation, my conscious attention zeroed-in towards the TV frame, to that unworldly landscape, that vivid shade of teal. While in deep awe, I immediately grabbed a pen. LADAKH,...

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delhi: first impressions

By: Ron Cruz . Who will be ready for India? For sure I wasn't. But will anyone ever be? My destination for this trip was Kashmir and before I start haranguing non-stop of its awesomeness, let me tell you a short story of Delhi and how she welcomed me: . Delhi,...