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Dec 11, 2017 - On the road again

On the road again. Sorry Sharon. After a great breakfast at our Hill Top Swiss Cottage Hotel (ginger lemon honey beverage for my cold; porridge; fruit salad of pomegranate, pineapple, banana, papaya, and apple; orange juice; toast - for 250 rupees), we asked our sweet, gentle, non-English speaking driver to stop at the Sivananda Ashram gates, to which he agreed. But before we knew it we were past it, and with another 6 to 7 hours driving ahead we kept on motoring down the narrow winding mountain road. We did stop in Haridwar for photos at...

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Nov 13, 2017 - Random Thoughts

Just some travel thoughts: We got a great price rate of $750 Cdn return from Vancouver to Delhi on China Eastern Airlines. We did have some booking problems when they changed our original flight to the next day and we would have missed our connections,so we re-scheduled for the previous day. We did have to go to the Vancouver office to get refunds on the extra legroom for Jud that I paid for and that was a hassle, not totally fixed up. Since we were saving approximately $700 x 3 people = $2100 we guess it was still worth it. The leg between...

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Nov 13, 2017 - The family adventure takes off

We are finally taking a family vacation, all together, to India, to share it's magic and frustrations with Judson, but to also finally introduce him to Sheeja, whom we attempted to adopt back in the mid 1980's when they were both children. Sheeja is now married with three children, and we have been keeping in touch almost daily for the past several years via WhatsApp. We left Home at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10th, flew to Vancouver, arriving at 7 p.m., waited until midnight for our 12 1/2 hour flight to Shanghai, where we arrived at their...

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Nov 6, 2017 - Bikaner to Delhi

Monday 6th November 2017 Bikaner to Delhi by train Breakfast in the hotel this morning then we were driven by Sanju the short distance to Bikaner Junction Railway Station about 1.5km away through the narrow lanes of the old city behind Kote Gate. This gate has a history connected with King George V who died in 1910. Bikaner has a very long history, having been founded in 1488, and the British “occupation” and colonisation is now seemingly just a blip in this long history. The main thing left is the English language and of course, cricket....

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Oct 30, 2017 - Mandawa to Delhi

Monday 30th October 2017 Mandawa to Delhi Today we visited the old havelis in Mandawa. Havelis are grand houses like mansions that were built by traders who lived in the town from the 1750s onwards right through to the 20th century, until the British taxed them so heavily that they couldn’t afford to stay there and moved away to other places in India and around the world. They were decorated with murals on the outside walls and some were brightly decorated inside but unfortunately most of them have fallen into disrepair. We were able to...

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Oct 19, 2017 - In Delhi India

Thursday 19th October 2017 Delhi/New Delhi After a really good night's sleep, we had breakfast in the hotel then met the rest of our fellow travellers downstairs. We were picked up at 9am for a visit to some of the major sites in Delhi. The first place we visited was Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, constructed by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan. Beautiful place. After visiting there, we were taken by bicycle rickshaws to the spice market through the busy Delhi streets, crowded with shoppers doing last minute Diwali shopping. This was...

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Oct 18, 2017 - Arrive in Delhi India

Tuesday 17th October 2017/Wednesday 18th October 2017 Anna Bay to Delhi India via Guangzhou China Packed up our bags, tidied the house and walked down to the bus at 1:30pm. Caught the bus to Hamilton Station for the train to Sydney and the airport. Arrived at Sydney Airport at about 6:30pm and checked in for our flight. Left at 10:15pm on time, very smooth flight to Guangzhou China. Then just a 5 hour flight across to Delhi, arriving around 11am Wednesday Delhi time. After immigration, we were met by our tour company and transported to the...

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Oct 24, 2016 - A day in Delhi

Today was our first day in Dehi a city of about 25 million in an area of 1484 square kilometres or about16,846 people per square km. Contrast that with Edmonton with a density of approximately 144 people per square km in the metropolitan area. Spent the morning in our hotel acclimatizing to the jet leg as best we could. In the afternoon we took a cab to Connaught market in downtown New Delhi. Getting there was an experience as the lines on the road indicating traffic lanes appear to be only a suggestion as the drivers appear to do what...

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Oct 12, 2016 - Delhi, India

10/12 Although the flight to Delhi was uneventful, it seemed longer than any of the other legs (SF-Seoul & Seoul to Singapore). We landed having spent 25+ hours in the air...2 nites and a whole day. By the time we got to the Delhi Metro it was past 6 am and then another ride to Main Train station to walk to main bazaar which entails crossing the tracks overhead. Usually, it just amounts to climbing stairs on one end of the station and walking over. Today the police insisted we have train tickets so we decided to take a tuk tuk. On our first...

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Sep 16, 2016 - Delhi, Inde - 2016

Lien à l'album en ligne / Link to the online album: https://goo.gl/photos/KyZWxQcLWXfN7WVq7 Croisière au Japon maintenant terminée, cravate et robe de soirée bien rangés au fond des sacs à dos, nous déposons nos pieds sur le tarmac de l'aéroport de Delhi. Oh boy, Y FAIT CHAUD!!! Première impression, ça sent normal... Pourtant, le Lonely Planet nous avait averti d'une odeur nauséabonde dès notre arrivée aux Indes. Le pays devait savoir que deux canadiens arrivaient en cette journée et à tout fait rectifier cette lacune; cool. L'aéroport à...

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Feb 22, 2016 - LOST PHONE!

Yesterday my Samsung smart phone was lost/stolen/went missing. I noticed it's absence on the Delhi metro when I felt my pants pocket - empty. It was a packed car - this was returning from INR, and it had been equally packed going as well. My suspicion is that a man standing close to me (we were crushed together) who acted friendly, asking "where from" when I first got on, he got off the very next stop. Who knows? It was my fault having it with me in such circumstances. Before leaving the G.H. I had considered leaving either camera or phone,...

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Feb 19, 2016 - Bus to Delhi

2/19 Bus to Delhi after breakfast at Malt & Co.(The Piccadilly.) Easy walk to the bus station not more than 10 minutes.  Got there by 10:30 a.m. and immediately got on state bus (215 rupees each) which left for Delhi w/in 5 minutes. The driver at first struck me as even more reckless than the last one but as we continued I watched the driver and he was very focused on his driving! This does not mean we did not experience close calls, but it seemed to me that the bus was almost an extension of himself! Needless to say it was a typical bus...

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