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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

Trip: Derbyshire - Delhi by train

There are [70] stories from my trip: Derbyshire - Delhi by train

Gallery: The end of KTM

NEPAL | Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Pokhara and back

NEPAL | Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

I get ill
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Gallery: KTM

NEPAL | Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

we like Nepal
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Gallery: Long trip to Kathmandu

NEPAL | Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

bus journey from hell
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Sun 2nd - Mon 3rd November - Katmandu

NEPAL | Sunday, 2 Nov 2008 | Views [560]

8 hours to Kathmandu on local bus, on the back seat with little cushioning and crammed and bumpy. Nice Aussie gave me his front seat next to Ruth halfway. Hot, hot, hot. No more buses for me - I am Train Woman. Check into the Hilton Hotel - no, really.... Read more >

Tags: hot

Saturday 1st November - Varanasi to Nepal

INDIA | Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Views [1021]

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

INDIA | Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

let's go somewhere cold
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Gallery: The Ganges

INDIA | Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: To Varanasi

INDIA | Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

On the move again
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Fri 31st Oct - leaving India

INDIA | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [981]

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

INDIA | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [878]

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

INDIA | Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | Views [444]

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

INDIA | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | Views [396]

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

INDIA | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Street life
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Monday - Delhi

INDIA | Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | Views [285]

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

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