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I thought I had escaped 2 months in India relatively unscathed, but I returned with a gurgling belly, then spent the last 24 hours with diarrhea and some vomiting (in between fits of sleep the whole time). Welcome back! And a big thanks to Susan for taking care of me! I seem to mostly be … Continue reading Delayed Delhi belly – doh!
I can’t say that I like Delhi. It’s exhausting. I’m ready to go home. Something positive: the Metro works. In 2 years it should go out to the airport too (they are expanding the system for the 2010 Commonwealth Games here). While food is expensive here (and a 12.5% VAT on top), rooms are cheap … Continue reading Delhi for the day, leaving India tonight!
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Arrived in Amritsar late yesterday afternoon after a 5 hour bus ride from Chandigarh. The Golden Temple complex is impressive (some liken it to the Taj Mahal in grandeur, but since I didn’t see the latter up close, I can’t comment). The walkway around the sacred pond is all marble with inlaid patterns. Plus the … Continue reading Amritsar, and top 5 reasons why the train is better than the bus
Map of my India trip note that some town names in my “flags” will have slightly different spelling (due to new and old names), but if it sounds close, it’s the same Here is the list of places I visited (with state name for the first time entering a state): Chennai, Tamil Nadu Mamallapuram Pondy … Continue reading Map of India and my stops
Surprisingly, my night train from Bikaner to Delhi was virtually on time (only 20 min late), and, after an auto-rickshaw transfer between railway stations, my fast train to Chandigarh was exactly on time! I’m staying with a friend’s parents here in a leafy suburb of this modern, grid-like, clean, green city. Will do sight-seeing mainly tomorrow … Continue reading Arrived in Chandigarh
From Aurangabad on Tue I take a 2 hour bus to see the Ajanta caves, then a 2 hour bus further to a train station for a 24-hour train to Varanasi, arriving Wed Mar 5 at 19:15 and stay one night Then a night train to Agra, arriving Fri Mar 7 at 6:10 Then a night train … Continue reading Upcoming hectic travel schedule