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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


Sunday 26th Oct - Delhi (my goal)

INDIA | Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | Views [344]

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

INDIA | Sunday, 26 Oct 2008 | Views [313]

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

INDIA | Sunday, 26 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Night train, 2nd class, no A/C
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Fri 25th Oct - Lahore

PAKISTAN | Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Views [635]

Horribly lost and nervous at Lahore station. Unbelievably noisy, a demonstration of some sort is gathering nearby, I get put into town. I need shalwar kameez and I need LP India. Taxidriver takes me to buy s.k. but women in P are slim and nothing fits.... Read more >

Tags: catholics, tea, trust


Thursday 24th Oct - Quetta to Lahore

PAKISTAN | Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Views [668]

I woke Andy in the night as frighteneing noises were coming from another room - grunting, mad noises like nothing I heard before. We lock all the windows and check the door and eventually fall asleeep again. Horrid. Wake before 8 and get stuff together.... Read more >

Tags: goats


Gallery: Lahore

PAKISTAN | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Friendliest place on earth
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Wed 23rd Oct - Quetta

PAKISTAN | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Views [524]

And I thought Iranians were friendly! What a welcome in Pakistan! Everyone wnats to say hello, shake hands, have pic taken, practice their english and just hang out with you. It is like England, familiar faces and altho there are open sewers either side ... Read more >

Tags: friendly pakistan


Gallery: Quetta

PAKISTAN | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Taftan to Quetta, the other tricky bit

PAKISTAN | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

New country, new currency
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Gallery: Road to the border

IRAN | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Bam to Zahedan - the tricky bit
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Taftan to Quetta

PAKISTAN | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [711]

I am now in Pakistan - there is something invigorating about a new country - drinking tea with money changers who are taking me for all I have. Everone has to make a living. I object when one of them tries to sell me two bus tickets on account of no ... Read more >

Tags: bus, moneychangers, taftan


Tues 22nd Oct - Zahedan to Mirjaveh

IRAN | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [1265]

Breakfast of pistachios and apple aborad the bus for Zahedan, wild and dangerous Zahedan. The Iranian girl opp me has disappeared completely under her black veil but surfaces pretty quickly when her mobile rings. There is a scrolling message at the front ... Read more >

Tags: no bandits, no problem


Mon 21st Oct - Bam

IRAN | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [1132]

It is eleven o'clock in Akbar's guesthouse in Bam, poor devastated Bam. Today I was the only tourist in town - they lost their great attraction, the Arg e Bam, the adobe citadel, in the 2003 earthquake and now it is just a resting place on the long trek ... Read more >


Mon 21st Oct - Bam

IRAN | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [553]

It is eleven o'clock in Akbar's guesthouse in Bam, poor devastated Bam. Today I was the only tourist in town - they lost their great attraction, the Arg e Bam, the adobe citadel, in the 2003 earthquake and now it is just a resting place on the long trek ... Read more >


Gallery: Bam

IRAN | Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

post-2003 earthquake
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