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Where to next? This is a journal about Phil's progress as he backpacks his way west from his beloved Japan.

Trip: India

There are [11] stories from my trip: India


Gallery: Goa

INDIA | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Mumbai

INDIA | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Goa

INDIA | Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [541]

Firstly, apologies for the lack of photos recently - something's up with these computers.  Who am I apologising to, anyway?  Does any bastard still read this crap? Anyway, today is the final day of my obnoxiously long stay in Goa.  I've been here for ... Read more >

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Bombay (Mumbai)

INDIA | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [493]

Bombay.  Mumbai.  So good they gave it a new name, which is actually the old name, and stuck it in annoying parentheses, despite most Indians insisting still on the good old colonial pronunciation. What a lovely surprise of a city!  I was determined ... Read more >

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Jodhpur

INDIA | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [459]

Jodhpur.  Funny name.  No matter how long I've been here I can't help thinking of baggy pants, horsie types and toffs from the country, and yet nothing could be further from the truth.  While this is quite a bustling, friendly little town, it's full ... Read more >

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Jaisalmer

INDIA | Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | Views [520]

Before I get into Jaisalmer I'll mention briefly what came about to bring me there in the first place. On my final day in Delhi - of Delhi belly infamy - I was struck down with a violent, both ends erupting case of the above. This was from a meal the ... Read more >

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Gallery: Rajasthan

INDIA | Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Delhi

INDIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [491]

Old Delhi, New Delhi, Subway Delhi, Delhi Belly, my God there are a lot of Delhis!  From the slightly seedy Paharganj area where I'm staying to the jolly chaos of Chandni Chowk market to the colonial austerity of central Delhi there's a lot to take in ... Read more >

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Gallery: Delhi, Taj Mahal

INDIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Varanasi

INDIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Varanasi

INDIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [510]

The most noticeable thing about entering India from Nepal was the space.  No longer hemmed in by mountains, it was refreshing to feel the vast plains of northern India stretch out for miles into the distance.  The journey from Sunauli, at the border, ... Read more >

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