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Apr 18, 2016 - March 19, 2016

March 19, 2016 We left Karol Bagh to go to Apollo at about 11am. We spent about 45 minutes at the hospital. We returned to CP around 4.30-4.45 hours travel time. All was done via autorickshaw. The total cost without tips was 550 Rs. Can$11.00. Delhi is a big city. The traffic was hell. The hospital is on Mathura Road. The highway South to Mathura and then Agra and the Taj. I have been to Agra five times now and witnessed the vessel four times. On the fifth voyage I could not be bothered. Not that the Taj should not be viewed, admired and...

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Apr 18, 2016 - March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016 I went back to the dentist yesterday. The puss pocket is finishing. I am still on anti-biotics to kill the rest of it. I still have a cavity that needs work. The dentist wanted to give me three root canals and a bunch of fillings and told me Brad Labreque’s was shit. I am not going back to her. I will have a dentist at Apollo do the work. We were up at 5.30 walking. It was still dark. We walked several blocks down Amal Khan Rd. There is a nice park there. We walked around it several times. When we got back Cara laid down. I...

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Apr 18, 2016 - March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 I am at my favourite chai walla at Baba Singh market. It’s the same market when I had the first seizure with the new brain tumor. I showed Cara the spot. All the shop keepers remembered me. Everyone was smiling. Everyone in Karol Bagh asks me how I am feeling. I have met everyone except Subash, Raju and Girish. Girish came by but I was too tried to see him. It’s about 6am Cara is still sleeping. We went to the dentist yesterday. I could barely deal with the pain. Her office was in her house. She did not want to lance the...

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Apr 18, 2016 - March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016 Back in Delhi – It feels very good to be home. It is only 2.30am. I thought it was much later 5.30am. I was going to go for my morning Kasarat (exercise). There are no chai wallas this early. There are only dogs a rickshaw pullers either sleeping on the ground or in there rickshaws. Cara is still in bed. And an old women sweeping in front of her house. A dog has come up to me. He is not one of the dogs I know. He was friendly enough. The abscess above my front tooth is very painful. I must get in lanced today. I love India...

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Apr 18, 2016 - March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016 Every Kingfisher beer I have had thus far has been expired. Got a shave yesterday. And a Mohawk. I was concerned how it was going to go down in the colony. Everyone loves it….100% everyone loves it. I sure wish Cara had a phone. I am a The Bohime Bar just down the street. The owner told me the rent is one lac per month. Rs.1,00,000/- his name is Santosh. Tomorrow is Holi. Manish wants us to hang out with him and his friends. I don’t know. India and Bangladesh are playing cricket this afternoon. They have hookah’s at this...

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Apr 18, 2016 - Adult language

I always gotta post this lest I appear to give a fuck. Adult Language Freud discovered that in every culture there are words which are considered taboo: words that are rarely spoken aloud, but, when they are, produce a dynamic and sometimes emotional and judgmental of the reader of the writer’s character. For those of you who don’t know me or have not known me for long, I use these words. Why? Because I am brutally honest…period…full stop. Honest in my feelings as I see it and as I feel it and as I write it. While not given a place in...

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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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Feb 18, 2016 - Observations Re: Western India

)First off, after we arrived in Delhi I read an Indian newspaper which reported demonstrations by Jap peoples who wanted quotas which would give them more jobs and entries into schools. Demonstrations turned violent in one city where the army was called in and 10 demonstrators were killed the day we were on the bus into Delhi going through the state of Haryana. See map. We had seen military being unloaded at one point. We've seen military lots of places here in the West of India so thought nothing of it. 2)Another story in the same paper...

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Jan 31, 2016 - Act 3 begins with Jim's Big Mistake

Our original plan had been to fly from Delhi to Melbourne, Australia, stay three days in transit, then move on to New Zealand. Jim's online research done back in November had indicated we could do that without a visa. His official visa search engine queries had come back "no visa meets your request." He therefore thought we could be granted transit status in passport control in Melbourne. At the Air India check in counter, we were told we had been listed as do not board. We did not have a transit visa or transit number. Australia needed a...

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Jan 19, 2016 - 18 million people + 2

Delhi. It's fascinating and awful at the same time, and for the same reasons. India's capital has about 18 million residents.. 18.. million.. people. All doing something. All going somewhere. All at the same time. All the time. We're not in Merritt anymore, folks. It's truly an amazing thing to be a part of, but it gets overwhelming pretty quick. The best way to experience the utter chaos of this city is definitely by rickshaw. It's an exhilarating experience to say the least. Somehow, these rickshaw drivers manage to expertly navigate...

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Jan 15, 2016 - Act Two, Scene Two

We returned to Delhi via overnight train. It was the best train yet. We did a bit of shopping, but mostly we rested. We now fly to Trivandum at the southern tip of India, from where we will have fifteen days to Goa and the end of our tour. We expect a bit more greenery, beaches, and vegetarian fare. At some point, we changed. Delhi seems orderly compared to Varanasi or Agra. Our intimidation by crowds, touts, traffic, etc, had subsided. Our Intrepid tour leader, Nil, will be a hard act to follow. Jim is on his forth Intrepid trip, and Nil...

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