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Okay more digestive issues… but in a greater variety of places

December 23, 2005

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Left:Rishikesh. heaven. Cumulative delay time to date: 6 hours 15 mins Okay so since we last spoke, our unit departed Rishikesh and went back through Delhi to Mathura and Vrindavan. For the many who don’t know what’s special about these places, i will try to explain. In Indian scripture, history (written and oral) as well […]

"Rishikesh ist gut yah?" Greetings from God’s Own Country

December 18, 2005

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Man this place is fantastique. There are hippies and seekers (and sikhas) and travellers, mostly european bien sur, everywhere. I mean everywhere. And the place is seriously relaxed. Locals and passers through alike. Never felt safer. We befriended a nice canadian girl, Lindsay, who was heading the same way as us from Delhi for three […]

the links on the side

December 12, 2005

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I have just updated these. They should be useful for finding out stuff about india. well the bottom ones are. google india is good for its familiarity but india specific content, don’t forget to click ‘show pages from india’ or whatever. However, rediff is better at Indian stuff. The maps of India site is quality, […]

My guts are doing well

December 12, 2005

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I thought i’d add that today was historical, as it was the first time in a week that i had the courage and stomach to eat at my old faithful street-side breakfast/lunch joint. Its right in my street in Lajpat Nagar, the same guys always hanging round, and they give you steaming subzi (curry) and […]

this time its personal

December 12, 2005

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Seeing as i have little to report today, except a slight hangover from a couple of Old Monk Rums (sweet aniseedy vanillary bouquet, smooth palate when mixed with brown fizzy, satisfying drop, made in Sikkim apparently. Bloody nice actually, in a way that makes you think its flavoured artificially, rather than a happy by product […]

just a quick one

December 12, 2005

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well not much today except a visit to yet another ruined mosque – the elusive moth-ki-masjid, i eventually figured out that its in a ‘village’ called masjid moth so that cleared that up. it was another old stone thing. it is another one of those ones hiding in the middle of a ‘village’ continuously populated […]

Damn forgot the photo CD

December 11, 2005

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Okay here’s the hopefully fixed version of that SNAFU’d post, where not incidentally all the good bits got shrunked. bloody blogger is confusing me, certain illogicalities, maybe i should RTFM.————————————————————— So unfortunately no photos today peeps.But i can paint with words perhaps. Today (and last night) Hannah is sick with something that feels a bit […]