The End?

My feet are sore and filthy. Today is my last day in India, and it only seemed right to walk the streets of Delhi to revisit the places we saw four months ago and to explore some new ones. The idea was to finish off with the “real” India and after getting lost in the […]

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Kolkata to Kerala

Big yellow taxi After our expensive entrance into the dirty little border town of Raxual, (see previous post,) we boarded a train heading east to the capital of West Bengal and the old colonial capital of India – Calcutta (Kolkata). Our arrival was yet another surreal 6am wakeup in unknown surroundings but we were quickly […]

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Nepal – The Rest

Pokhara to Kathmandu After the chaos and cacophony of India, Nepal is like a warm-bath dream. The people are warm and friendly with a never-ending Namasté on their lips. We were constantly approached by strangers hoping to try out their english and were asked thousands of versions of the simple questions with the same simple […]

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Nepal – The Way Down

Day 6 – ABC to Bamboo I awake at 6 to the sound of heavy mountaineering boots stomping by on the snow-covered boardwalk outside. I perform a well-practiced sleeping-bag change, grab my camera and step out in the brilliant morning alpenglow. The clouds are long-gone and the massive 8091m peak of Annapurna I is the […]

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Nepal – The Way Up

The A/C in my train car is a welcome relief from the oppressive heat of early summer in Kerala and will finally allow me to write in comfort. It’s hard to believe, but two weeks ago we were shivering under blankets high in the Himalayas; now I can barely remember the sensation. I do, however, […]

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Amritsar – Punjab

After returning to Delhi we turned around and headed back North by train up to the state of Punjab. The 8-hour train ride in the opposite direction of our continuing travels was a bit of a deterrent, but the promise of a Sikh Temple gilded with 75kg of pure gold and a high-kicking dance competition […]

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