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Lighting out for the territory nce more in the Middle East. The more I travel the more I want to travel and the longer that I am out of England the happier I am. At present in Iraq and having a wonderful time. really fallen in love with the country and the people. Very glad I came and

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Saturday 1st November - Varanasi to Nepal

Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Views [903]

Bus ride from hell. Decent-ish coach but 12 hours is 12 hours.Got to the border at Sunauli, got over the border and into Nepal Guest House. Dirty cell-like rooms, dirty sheets with ?bloodstains. Bathroom indescribable. Bed alive with bugs. Too tired to ... Read more >

Tags: bugs and buses - do not like


Gallery: Goodbye Varanasi

Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

let's go somewhere cold
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Gallery: The Ganges

Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: To Varanasi

Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

On the move again
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Fri 31st Oct - leaving India

Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [847]

Funny thing is, when I got to Pakistan it was in my mind to skip India altogether and instead to go to Peshawar and then get a ride on the Karakoram Highway into China. Having said Derbyshire to Delhi, I kinda didn't pursue other options. Trust your ... Read more >

Tags: too much religion


Thursday 30th Oct - Varanasi

Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [761]

5.30 am. Early morning boat ride down the Ganges with M and J. Sounds desperately romantic, doesn't it?  Actually, the Ganges has to be the most godawful boring stretch of water in the world. Slow, greyish, nothing. It is overcast and humid and the boatman ... Read more >

Tags: cremation., lepers


Wed 29th Oct - Varanasi

Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [382]

Haifa Hotel - many Israelis in India. After long rest I am eating humus and pitta bread and fruit salad and feeling human again. Fans are whirling and I have a double bed and am promised a/c this evening. What's not to like? Later had a walk on the ... Read more >


Tuesday - Delhi

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | Views [330]

Worried about money. Speak to bank that won't let me take out money - they had no idea I was away - all is well now. Balance on both is good. Feel better but stomach hurts. Sit in a cafe in Paraganj and take pics of passersby but little energy as tum ... Read more >

Tags: cockraoches


Gallery: Delhi

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Street life
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Monday - Delhi

Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | Views [230]

My God, the pollution here is appalling. Never seen it at ground level before. Bump into Martyn from the Trans Asia express - we will meet up this evening. Go to Connaught Place and send postcards. Take rickshaw to the Red Fort - which is shut then ... Read more >

Tags: carpet shop - oh dear


Sunday 26th Oct - Delhi (my goal)

Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | Views [329]

Hit delhi at 7.30 am. Book ticket for varanasi in two days time. 1100 Indian rupees for 2nd class a/c. Seems expensive. Vivek hotel in Parahganj. Wander round PG and eat breakfast at 5pm. Feel awful but cheered by cows walking down the street. I am seeing ... Read more >

Tags: cows in the street!


Sat 26th Oct - Lahore

Sunday, 26 Oct 2008 | Views [305]

Taki to the border with my first Pathan. Drives like usual - with extra horn. Get to Wagah, the border with India. Buy China LP from Mr Latif's bookstall and change my money into Indian rupees, keeping back a bit for the porter who had five children ... Read more >

Tags: cigarette ban in india


Gallery: On to Delhi

Sunday, 26 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Night train, 2nd class, no A/C
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