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Travels, With My Rant Hi! It's me, Jay, and I'm heading off to India for a while. I fly out March 26, 2008. Namaste.

Tezpur to Bomdilla

INDIA | Saturday, 26 Apr 2008 | Views [448]

Arunachal Pradesh permit starts! We set off at 12:30, on the 11:30 Sumo. “Indian Standard Time,” quipped a woman from the back seat. (Indians are always eager to peak English. The better they do it, the more affluent they feel they are, and they ... Read more >

Lumding to Guwahati to Tezpur

INDIA | Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | Views [1316]

Thursday had nothing to recommend it, just a travel tale. Jim was sick but, being up early, had already found us a bus to Nagaon from which we hoped, the same to day, to get on to Tezpur, the departure point for western Arunachal Pradesh. (We all ... Read more >

Silchar to Lumding

INDIA | Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | Views [656]

The train journey north from Silchar to Lumding through the Cachar Hills was why we were in Silchar at all. This is a slow, north-bound, narrow-gauge line, as they all once were. It goes through flat lands, then jungle, over the ridge through the highlands ... Read more >

Shillong to Silchar

INDIA | Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | Views [723]

The Sumo reservation we made yesterday was worthless as our Sumo had mechanical problems and wasn’t going.   Getting our money back was the first issue.   A moment of expressed frustration scored us a local willing to get involved and before ... Read more >

Gallery: Elephanta Island

INDIA | Saturday, 19 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Caves carved from solid rock
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In Shillong, Meghalaya

INDIA | Saturday, 19 Apr 2008 | Views [341]

Hi all.   I’m doing a bit of a catch-up here, so this post will be high on forward motion and light on impressions and description.   We are now in Shillong, Meghalaya, the state south of Assam.   Shillong was the British capital of Assam ... Read more >

In Shillong, Meghalaya

INDIA | Saturday, 19 Apr 2008 | Views [787] | Comments [1]

Hi all.   I’m doing a bit of a catch-up here, so this post will be high on forward motion and light on impressions and description.   We are now in Shillong, Meghalaya, the state south of Assam.   Shillong was the British capital of Assam ... Read more >

Gallery: Guwahati, Assam

INDIA | Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Our stay in Guwahati, including Bihu and the Kamakhya Mandir
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The Party the is Bihu

INDIA | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [541] | Comments [2]

The Party that is Bihu! Happy New Year from Assam! It is Bihu, April 14th, and the new year started this morning. Yesterday was the traditional start to the Bihu Festival, Bihu eve if you will. It is a celebration of Assamese culture. Bihu is indigenous ... Read more >

In Assam, finally

INDIA | Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | Views [351] | Comments [1]

Happy Rongali Bihu from Guwahati, Assam State, NE India. I am now officially inside the northeastern states of India. This is a very strange place. It is the capital of Assam, the main state in the Indian northeast, and one of just three states ... Read more >

Le Tour, Spring 2008

INDIA | Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | Views [374]

I write a short piece each quarter for a wonderful little bilingual paper in Sutton, Quebec called Le Tour (www.letoursutton.com). Le Tour promotes tourism in Sutton, Dunham and Frelighsburg by giving tourists the flavor of local writing, as well ... Read more >

Showers Likely

INDIA | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [340] | Comments [1]

I just had my 4th shower in 12 days.   I realized this as I stood under the pin-point spray of a head gravity fed from a black tank on the roof.   I was on overnight transport three of those nights, but that leaves 5 of them when the conditions ... Read more >

Letters Home - #2

INDIA | Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | Views [410]

Here’s another letter.   This one I wrote the first evening in my new digs on Sudder Street, Sunday evening, 6 April.   Surely this overlaps some of what I wrote in the blog entry, but as I can’t log onto the net just now to see what is redundant, ... Read more >

Mumbai to Kolkata, 1300 slow miles

INDIA | Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [362] | Comments [2]

4 April, Kolkata (since 2001, the new name for Calcutta), 23:30 Mumbai to Kolkata, 1300 slow miles  (I’ll try to post this tomorrow;   it was too crowded at 21:00 at the local internet place to ask about plugging in with my network ... Read more >

Letters Home - #1

INDIA | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | Views [484]

I wrote some letters to some people, and one of them encouraged me add them as blog entries.   She said my impressions were interesting, maybe more so than what I’d written elsewhere.   So I went back and excised all the garbage and personal ... Read more >

Gallery: Mumbai

INDIA | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

28 Mar - 2 Apr, 2008
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Mumbai Bake

INDIA | Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | Views [477] | Comments [2]

Hi all, The wifi links here in Mumbai are few and far between, so I don't know what that means for the blog.  I can write at an internet cafe but not off line, which is annoying, as I find writing on my laptop in the evening relaxing and a good way ... Read more >

Holding Pattern At JFK

USA | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Views [853]

It's March 26th, and Waldo is at JFK Airport in New York! ===> Read to the end; there's an important announcement! Hi all you Waldo Watchers, Well, I'm off again, this time to India. This trip has been a while in the works, but now I'm off. Lynda ... Read more >

Sutton, My Home Away From The Road

CANADA | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Views [286]

I lived here in Sutton at Gîte Vers Le Mont from my return in December from Eastern Europe and Morocco until today.  Thank you Lynda.  Tomorrow I hit the road for India. I will miss Sutton, and all the friends I have made there. Namaste! Waldo ... Read more >

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