Ladakh is a far stretch from the hustle and bustle of Delhi and stereotypical India. The journey from Delhi to Leh was complex, as our first flight was forced to return to Delhi when we were at least 70% due to a mechanical issue. Ladakh was well worth the journey. It is surreal to see the towering mountains and the Ladakhi farmers who create what appears to be an oasis out of the nearly inhospitable land that surrounds them. The serenity of it all makes you notice the chirping of birds and the sound of prayer flags wailing in the wind. It is welcome change from Los Angeles.