Welcome to Kashmir, my friend

I had the chance to spend several wonderful days with Aziz Guroo and his lovely family in Srinagar, Kashmir. As you can tell by this shot below, Aziz, who is head of the taxi driver's union, went out of his way to look, and be, official. If you want to do a tour in Kashmir, whether it's trekking by peaks, or touring popular city and nearby mountain sites (like Gulmarg, the highest lift-served skiing in the world, topping out at 4206m), this guy can arrange it.

You may contact Aziz on his mobile at: 009419017367

And here's the family! I spent several days with this family, and they were gracious and just wonderful to be around.

Schoolgirls at Shalimar Gardens, Srinagar

Along the shores of Dal Lake, with an ever-present kite swooping through the shot.