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Patna to Varanasi – Madness on the Roads heading to the Holiest of Cities

Patna to Varanasi – Madness on the Roads heading to the Holiest of Cities

The drive to Purnia went so smoothly I was there by lunchtime. By smoothly it was the standard chaos but with only one overturned truck in the middle of the highway to dodge. Having reach my planned destination for the day I decided to have a crack at making Patna by nightfall. It was turned out to be the biggest risk I’d taken on the journey to date. As the roads clogged up it became obvious I wasn’t going to make it before...

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Darjeeling – Hillside Stations, Himalayan Views, and Toy Trains

Darjeeling – Hillside Stations, Himalayan Views, and Toy Trains

Darjeeling was my next destination. Google said 12 hours, the locals said two days!! I departed Kolkata at 5.30am the morning after getting Boris out of customs. I wanted to get an early start and get some miles under my belt. Plus I had no idea what to expect from the roads. Exiting across the Kone bridge gave me a fantastic farewell view out over the city and then Kolkata was gone. The highway north was in great shape as I made good...

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Kolkata – The Sights, The Customs and The Land of the Long Blasting Horn

Kolkata – The Sights, The Customs and The Land of the Long Blasting Horn

Exiting from Kolkata airport into the Indian air was an assault on the senses I’ve experienced only once before. The last time I was in India!! It was early evening by the time I collected my bags and headed into town to find my hotel. The road was filled Kolkata’s synonymous yellow taxi’s, it’s colourfully decorated old buses and what seems like a million autos (motorised Tuk Tuk). With horns blasting, they all...

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Hello India – Leg 4 begins

Hello India – Leg 4 begins

Hello India, It’s great to be back!! After an extended stay in Singapore (waiting for my delayed vessel to leave Port Klang) I flew back to Kuala Lumpur to collect my shipping documents, and then onto Kolkata on Tuesday. It was a great few weeks relaxing but I’ve been getting itchy feet waiting to get back on the road. I’m now in central Kolkata and have begun the process of arranging for Boris’ container to clear...

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