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Dec 8, 2016 - Gals to Silchar

12/8 ___ From Joey's blog: "We then took a painless (and not full) sumo back to Silchar (Dec 8) where we would look into getting a train to Kumarghat, Tripura to explore some ancient archeological sites at Unakoti! " Wiki Info on Silchar From Bonnie email: "I think the name of this place is Hotel Debroy - or something like that. Good place, nice, helpful fellow who runs it! No hot water, Indian bathroom w/ squatter, but good & clean and TV / wifi, so fine. 550 rs dbl, 800 w/ AC". Bon's email speculates on possible timeframes: "take an...

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Dec 4, 2016 - Gals to Silchar via Dimapur, train to Lambding, and final leg by hired car

UPDATE: 3July2017 Trouble in Manipur 12/4 From Bon via email: " After Hornbill we wanted to go to Imphal in Manipur but they have a commerce blockade going so no busses or any other kind of transport going in or out. You may have seen it on the news - or read about it. So we went to Dimapur to get a bus to?? But the bus station was completely deserted - a ghost town, one parked bus off to the side and no one or anything else. Weird - the main state bus terminal for the whole area. Neither Mare nor I have ever seen a bus station in India...

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Dec 2, 2016 - Gals to Dimapur and onward to Hornbill Festival

The gals did not stay here...only a short mention of being here as a transit site by Bon. From Joey's blog via Daphne: "We had scoped out bus transport into Nagaland (from Tezppur) so arrived at (bus) 6am to claim our seats on the then empty bus. Ticket taker/conductor had his own ideas of where we should sit so after some negotiations we all found our happy places. Bus ride quite pleasant crossing the river in one of very few bridges then through Kaziranga National Park to finally turn right for the journey south into Nagaland." ___ Later...

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Nov 29, 2016 - Gals to Tezpur

See a Map of Where Gals have been Map courtesy of friend Steve. Thanks Steve for all your help/input! IN Tezpur nights of 29, 30, & Dec 1 ___ From Mare: "On our last day (of tour) we drove to Itanagar, the capital of A.P., and stopped at the State Museum. Very good displays of the many tribes were there. It was interesting to see so many of the clothes, ornaments and tools that we had seen still in use in the villages we visited. We had lunch at a roof top restaurant and drove back to Assam were we said goodbye to Toon and Boro and settled...

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Nov 22, 2016 - Gals to Dibrugarh

11/22 Bon's email: "We just arrived in Dibrugarh It's still in Assam since Assam goes Way up the Brahmaputra River on both sides. Were in Manjuli the last two nights, then on ferry and bus all day to get here." ___ 11/23 In her last email: "We leave at 5:30 AM tomorrow morning - So no wifi for next 6-7 days." This would then mean I will not hear from them until +/- 30th of Nov...

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Nov 21, 2016 - Gals to Majuli Island

Wiki Info Majuli Island 11/21 ----- From Joey: "After a 3 hour bus from Kohora to Jorhat, a 20 minute tuktuk and a 1 1/2 hour ferry, we made it to Majuli! Us, along with 200 others piled onto this ferry that was somewhere between a raft you build at the beach and the worst boat ever built. I felt like a celebration was needed when the thing actually started. It was extremely crowded and people were basically sitting on top of one another, people even sat on the roof. Every piece of space was being used. On the upside, there were life...

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Nov 18, 2016 - Gals to Kohora & Kaziranga National Park

UPDATE October 3, 2017: FLOODING IN KAZRANGAI 11/18 From Joey: "On Friday we made our way by bus from Guwahati to Kohora, home to Kaziranga National Park! This was exciting for us as it was one of the first places we read about when “studying” the North East states. The bus took around 5 hours, including a brief lunch stop for some traditional Assamese thali." Joey continuing: "We arrived in Kohora at 5:30pm, which by this point the sun was down and it was DARK. No street lights, just the lights of trucks, buses and motorbikes laying on...

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Jan 23, 2014 - Guwahati [Dispur], Assam [2]

January 12, 2014 I think I may have done more damage to my knee that I thought. I am going to get an MRI. Its only $100. When I hang out at place long enough I almost become a local. At least that’s the way I feel. I am at my watering hole. Back to the knee thing, when I sleep on my right side it is really uncomfortable still. Just the weight of my left leg resting on either a pillow, my right knee, mattress or blanket hurts. It’s kind of a bitch to sleep. It’s not getting better. 46 and I have never broken a bone in my body. Lots of...

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Jan 22, 2014 - Silchar, Assam [or there abouts]

Dec 12/2013 I called Derek this morning to wish him a happy birthday and I guess it was on the 11th. I stayed in Nunz last night. 400 Rs. It was a dorm style joint. The daughter said it was 100 Rs. There were four beds, all empty so I guess I had to pay for all of them??!! I was told to rest Suu Kyi behind a Murati. I knew this was going to be a problem but the guy insisted. Sure enough there was banging on my door to move her because the car had to get out. I was awake but was just falling back to sleep. Fuck it. I put on my riding gear...

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Jan 22, 2014 - Guwahati [Dispur], Assam

Dec. 28/2013 Tyler’s birthday soon. I sure had some crazy thoughts last night. Maybe not so crazy. I think I am only kidding myself to think that my knee is going to heal with heat and cold. I can feel a bump on the inside of my left knee. I think that’s the tendon that has separated from my knee. This is disastrous for this trip. Suu Kyi and I are no longer going to be travel mates. I am going to see a doctor today to confirm. I am at hotel Nezone. It’s in Guwahati. I drove from Shillong to Guwahati after a five day rest and my knee was...

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Jan 22, 2014 - Kaziranga National Park

December 3, 2013 I stayed at Kaziranga national part last night rather than press on Kohima. Kohima is only two hours away but there are lots of hotels here. I stayed at Maa Kamala tourist resort. It’s not really a resort but rather a group of rooms along the highway. They had parking for Suu Kyi and it was 3:30. It’s another one hour to Kohima and Nagaland and I didn’t want to be caught looking for a hotel. The hotel owner didn’t speak English so he got his daughter to translator. They were awesome people. They brought me a night light and...

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Dec 1, 2013 - Bongaigaon

November 29, 2013 Oh! I had to stop I need chai. Finally reached Assam. I am having chai at a chai-in-town-place. This is always a problem. One more kick in the nut sack. The chai is so so. Some drunken asshole started in on me before I could pull out the note pad. There are a lot of drunks in this part of India. Nagaland is a dry state and so am I. Now some other drunk is standing over me pretending to read my journal upside down. Go away. Every man chew pan also. This is worse than smoking. Soooo gross. Now the owner is trying to chase...

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