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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

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 [871]

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 [788]

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 [400]

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 [343]

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 [239]

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)

INDIA | Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | Views [347]

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 [315]

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 [638]

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 [672]

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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