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Varanasi, the Ganges, the burning Ghats- I started to like India

Men at dawn on the Ganges, Varanasi, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: The guide book said the place was a nightmare, I didn’t believe a word of it.  I was right. Varanasi quickly won me over, and my true like for India became evident. I left the train and bid Garima farewell as she met her uncle on the platform. The station was not …

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Winning train lottery and spending the night with an Indian girl …

Indian Ladies at the Taj Mahal (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I was leaving New Delhi for Varanasi via train. In truth my rush through India was better than I had expected. I still wasn’t over awed by the place. But I could see the charm of the place. What’s more my planned Christmas meet up in Nepal had been canceled. All of …

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Trying to send a parcel from New Delhi

Indian Children playing Marbles (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Postal services the world over get a bad rap. India’s postal service is no different. Yet, the parcel still managed to get delivered. There’s a full Travelogue story on this here It reads better than the below with no misspellings. I took no chances and was at the New Delhi Railway station …

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Visiting the Taj Mahal, and leaving my mark on a world heritage site

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: A day tour to the Taj Mahal in Agra, a mistake if ever there was going to be one. I was out of time. India was not doing it for me still, it seemed to be the best option to speed things up. A 5am Cold Pizza for breakfast on a prepaid …

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