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Nov 17, 2004 - Holy Shit

As our train screeched into New Delhi's station, we slid open the steel grated windows of our first class berth and were greeted by a long-line of brown asses hung over the rusting tracks. It was at that moment that I answered my own question about India's train lines and the attendant smell of human excrement. Simply realised, in the early morning hours, the tracks double as a latrine. And in the same way that a group of highly interactive women friends will unwillingly synch up their menstral cycles, India's laboring class has unified...

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ROVING ENOPHILE

Nov 9, 2004 - Goodbye India !

Notre sejour en Inde s'acheve: on decolle ce soir pour Bangkok. Nos trois semaines auront ete un peu speed et tres culturelles comparees au Kirghizistan. En tout cas, on s'est regale de saveurs indiennes et on compte bien revenir. A la longue, il faut le reconnaitre, le cote affairiste des indiens peut etre irritant et fatiguant mais on a trouve des supers techniques de negociations sur la fin. On vous embrasse tous et a bientot de la Thailande!!

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Nov 6, 2004 - Yet another broken spring! Chandigarh

3rd Nov Darhamkot 2100m Today we went to the SOS Tibetan Children's Village. It was huge compared to the other village we had visited in Lahore, as they accept refugees from Tibet. Again we were impressed with the homes and the support these children were given. The village director (who had only started a week ago) showed us round, There are over 1000 children here and a school with over 3,500 pupils. His Holiness the Dali Lama had honoured the village with a visit for their 44th anniversary. This was a only a week before we arrived and if...

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Bridge to Bridge

Oct 30, 2004 - Dehli

Rassell came with me to the airport. Spasiba bohlsoi, for everything, Rassell! Flight with Uzbekistan Airways at 09:30 to Dehli, arrival at 13:00. I had to wait for more than 1 hour in front of immigration to get into the transit area. Everybody else has left the arrival hall, I finally got the permission. Then 6 hours waiting time, interesting experience to see what is happening in transit areas.....

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Oct 21, 2004 - The Golden Triangle

Sunday, 17th of October: I landed at 23.00pm local time in New Delhi, following a smooth 8.30hr flight, finding Nerea waiting for me. A driver and car is waiting for us who took us to our pre-booked 4 star hotel... hhhmm will have to get back to the indian hotel standards ;) Monday, 18th of October: The following morning we decided to do some planning of our trip as we realised that everything takes time - hope you get what I mean :) We booked our flight from Jaipur to Mumbai, a private tour to Agra and a private tour of New Delhi, which...

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Oct 19, 2004 - "Wel come to Delhi"

The street noise awoke me from my uncomfortable slumber fairly early in the morning although I did not get up and leave my room until 1130. I asked about moving rooms and was told 'later', so I left and went to the Train Reservations Office to book in advance my train to Agra for a few days time. My first thoughts were to get an agency to do it for me for a nominal fee but 'Mr Smyle' convinced me that it was only a short walk and no problem. I now realise why he 'smyles', must be his optimistic outlook, because the whole thing was a bit of...

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Craig in India

Oct 17, 2004 - Goodmorning Delhi!

Bonjour Delhi, Notre arrivee a l'aeroport se passe plutot bien apres un aller-retour gratuit en taxi car nous refusions d'aller dans l'hotel du taximan... Apres la neige de Bichkek et la froideur des kirghizes, les 20 degres de Delhi a 4h du matin et les sourires des indiens certes fortement interesses sont tres agreables!! Nous prenons un hotel dans le quartier tres anime du Pahar Ganj: les 5 sens en eveil, c'est noir de monde, tout le monde conduit au klaxon et il faut vraiment faire attention a ou on met les pieds! Et evidemment, plein...

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Oct 15, 2004 - If you have a weak stomach...do not read this. Life and Death in India - just some random musings.

I've been meaning to write something about this for some time but didn't want to worry anyone. If you have a weak stomach or delicate sensibilities you probably shouldn't read this. In talking to friends and family from home many of you have mentioned that in some ways I don't seem to be having that great a trip. I have been...but you have to understand just how disturbing India can be. This is definitely not a 'holiday'in the normally understood sense of the word. Every day brings new challenges and each time I venture from the relative...

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Ari's India Tour

Oct 14, 2004 - Delhi

Ok...I only have a moment here. The internet nazi is cleaning up under my shoes right now. But I'm stubborn so I'll wait until the very last minute! I'm in Delhi right now. Today I basically walked the city...did some shopping and took a couple of hours to get the rest of my train trips in order. It's amazing how long it takes to get anything done for me most days. I swear to god it takes me an hour to just find something to eat sometimes. It just seems that every little thing takes 3 times as long as I figure it should take me. I suppose...

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Ari's India Tour

Oct 12, 2004 - Hello Delhi

(Updated by: Giles) DELHI Delhi was an 'experience' that took a bit of getting used to (esp as it was our fist stop). Having arrived at the Delhi airport at 23:30 on Sunday night we then got to spend 2 hours in immigration enjoying the luxury of air-con before stumbling out into the oppresive heat and the army of 'eager' taxi-drivers. Despite their kind and generous offers, we made a beeline for the refuge of the of the 'pre-paid' taxi office and took the easy tourist way. Despite it rather exceeding our alloted budget we spent 2 nights...

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Oct 10, 2004 - Delhi what a start!

We boarded the train and the bonus was that we were the only ones in our sleeper booth (normally sleeps 4 - nice and cosy!). On arrival at Delhi, the fun truly began. It started with a mix up with our friends coming and collecting us, the only snag being that they were at one station and we were at another station on the outskirts of Delhi - which was unbearably hot compared to Udaipur. We eventually got in a rickshaw that was supposed to take us to Kirans family friends office in the centre of town. I suppose the warning bells should have...

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global_adventure

Oct 4, 2004 - Delhi

We took another night train this time to Delhi. But this one was a longer trip, 20 hours so we booked the first part in 2nd class and the second half in a sleeper car. Second class was fine. Better in some ways actually. The windows open and there's a lot more happening so it passes the time better. At one point, when all the windows were open, we passed through a huge dust storm and everyone ran around closing the windows but not before the entire train car filled with dust and you could hardly see. There was a fine layer of grit on...

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Sarah's Sojourn

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