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Aug 11, 2005 - Summary

Journey so far (Aug 11, 2005) India (Aug 9 onward) -------------------- - Came home with my bagpack missing - Great to be at home after two years..!! Europe (June 27 onward) ----------------------- Portugal -------- - Explored Lisbon and beautyful Sintra - A day in Porto Spain ------ - Couple of days in Madrid enjoying the awesome museums in the day and festival at night - Couple of days and nights in beatiful Granada - Amazing Barcelona for two days and a night. - Night out in the biggest party of life and ran in bull-running the next day...

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Jan 21, 2005 - Surat - the base for 3 wks

Immediately noticable when arriving in Surat is that it is quieter than mumbai, but not by much. Traffic is still hectic and the air thick with fumes and beeping horns where ever you go. The town is very industrial, it has it's history in the manufacture of textiles, and you can hear the machinery click-clacking as they produce the product from virtually anywhere in the city. Also, the wedding season is in full flow from Janurary to March, so there are huge fire crackers and fireworks being set off during the day and night. Some of these...

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Jan 15, 2005 - Baroda

Rumors of my demise are greatly exagerated. I've been doing a lot of traveling and internet cafe's aren't always easy to get too. I've been playing in Baroda with Nik and his family the past few days. We are having a blast. It is a large state holiday here and EVERYONE celebrates together. The idea behind the holiday is kite flying celebrating the change in the monsoon (winds). I leave tonight to head back to Bombay for a few days and then the flight home on the 19th, arriving in DC around 1:00PM. I will try to write again before I leave...

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Dec 18, 2004 - December 14

December 14: As planned up at 4 out at 4:30 and off to Vadodara. The airport experience is the same as last night, bussed from the terminal to the plane waiting on the tarmac. The flight is barely an hour. They served breakfast which was some highly spiced veggie stuff which took my breath away, so I couldn't eat it. At Vadodara I was met by Amit Joshi. To get me to the GM site where Menlo manages a part warehousing and distribution operation, he has hired a car and driver to take us there. We stop for breakfast along the way. Now it is...

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WES ZIG Stuff

Nov 12, 2004 - Onwards to Gujurat

Today we made our way with Jay and Jetna to Anand in Gujerat wehre we will visit with Jetna's uncle and visit some of the sites. We had a pleasant train ride, but it became quite hot in the carriage as the day wore on. Again, thank god for the fans. We passed village after village, farmland, occasional hillls, the clacking of the tracks, train whistles - all in a blur. Jay and I joked and drank masala chai most of the way. About mid-afternoon we arrived in Anand, close to Jay's family's 'plot' as he puts it and a favourite uncle who goes by...

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Oct 22, 2004 - MUMBAI

Thursday, 21st of October: (cont.) Our plane was supposed to leave at 6pm but we did not depart until 8.30pm. When we purchased the ticket it was saaid to us that it was a direct flight but once on-board we were informed that we had to stop in Jodhpur as well as in Udaipur so we did not arrive to Mumbai until 11pm. We caught a cab to the Tulip Star hotel on Juhu Beach which we expected to be at least a 4star hotel.. no way Jose!!! by this time we were not happy campers but we were hungry so we walked over to the JW Marriott and had a light...

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Sep 24, 2004 - Ahmedabad

We took a train to Ahmedabad. It's around 300 kilometers from Mumbai but our train took around 8 hours. It was an overnight train in a nice airconditioned three tier bunk. We got into the town and it made me long for Mumbai. It was hotter and smoggier, with more traffic and sidewalks in worse condition. But we had some lovely food there. Twice we had a Gujarati Thali. Gujarat is the state it's in and a thali is a plate sometimes made of banana leaves with little bowls filled with different sauces and veggies and nuts and curries. They give...

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Sarah's Sojourn

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