Malakpur Kohi Rangpur

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  • Day19

    "Steven! You need beer?"

    March 5, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Back in Delhi for a night before heading on to Kathmandu, here is the indulgence of a few general impressions.

    Firstly, a massive shout out to Anand, the driver who has patiently ferried us over a thousand kilometres of Indian highways and back roads.

    His rather stentorian voice would boom through the bus, “You need break?”, or more infamously the title quote above. He was at our disposal to go out in the evenings and was always ready with a great restaurant if we needed. Nothing was too much trouble, and he was quite unflappable.

    He was stopped by the police one time, and sprang out of the bus to talk to them. “Did you get a ticket?” we asked. “No,” he said, “I just paid them some money.”

    He would not only translate for us to buy drinks from some pretty dingy looking wine shops, he kept an esky in the bus topped up with ice so we could have a cold traveller in the afternoon.

    We could not overstate the difference having a private driver has made to our trip.

    Speaking of which, we spent a fair few hours on the road and grew quite used to the Indian traffic flow system. Slow trucks and fast cars share the right lane, no one moves over for anything, the horn is an always-on accessory and motor cycles, auto rickshaws, ox carts and the like make up the left lane of a multi lane road.

    Cows, of course, have right of way everywhere and may and do use any lane they please.

    The hard shoulder is reserved for slow vehicles, which could be travelling in either direction, plus pedestrians, pilgrims and roadside stalls.

    The trucks, mainly slow unarticulated Tatas or Ashok Leylands, all look overloaded and are decorated to within an inch of their lives, with black rope-like streamers attached to their mirrors, colour everywhere and a most unnecessary sign on the back - “Sound Horn”.

    The Indian government is working hard to sort out the traffic. For example, their speed hump technology is world class, and nothing speeds traffic better on a four lane highway than some random steel barriers across a lane or two.

    The poverty in India is in your face pretty much everywhere. You will see slums, people washing themselves in the street, people going to the toilet in the street. It is so common place that no one even seems to notice.

    And yes, India is in many ways filthy and polluted. The streets and even the country roads are lined with rubbish, the cities have amongst the world’s most dangerous air quality and there is a constant battle to preserve the monuments from the pollution.

    But despite all that we found it one of the most amazing destinations we have ever visited. Enormous cities full of wealth and monuments, Rajasthan outposts with their ubiquitous forts-on-a-hill and of course the incomparable Taj Mahal. Go if you get a chance!
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  • Mar4


    March 4, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Am Flughafen in Neu Delhi angekommen, fehlt ein Koffer und es macht Schwierigkeiten unseren Fahrer zum Hotel zu finden. Doch 3 Stunden nach der Landung des Flugzeugs, sind wir endlich angekommen. Nun bleiben noch gute vier Stunden, bevor wir wieder zum Flughafen müssen. Aber was wäre eine Reise, würde alles glatt laufen?Read more

  • Day3

    Arrive New Delhi

    September 29, 2017 in India ⋅ 🌫 32 °C

    Arrive to very busy airports and glad to be met by Raddison Blu Plaza hotel curtesy transfer. A 10 minute trip to hotel weaving crazy motorists, cyclists. scooters, pedestrians and more. Glad to have a deep bath and very effective double glazing Spent morning in spa area and another massage before my tour pick up.Read more

  • Day2

    Arrived at Delhi Airport

    February 3, 2018 in India ⋅ 🌫 16 °C

    After midnight, we arrived at Delhi! Yay!
    Thanks to the prepaid taxi service, we found a cab that drove us to the "hotel".
    For our first night, we booked a hotel near the airport. Chanakya Hotel, only 26€/night.
    Not bad... so we just booked it.......

    Once we arrived, we realized we made a horrible mistake by choosing this cheap hotel.
    The moment we opened the door of our room, we looked at eachother with a face you can't imagine haha.
    Dirty.... very dirty.... no hot water, no towels, spiders in bed, dirt on the floor, ripped beddings, curry on our sheets from previous guests, bathroom (no toilet paper), nothing... 😄

    So we just try to sleep and leave the next morning as soon as possible!!!

    Ps: these pics aren't ours. I found them on the internet. But they look 100 x times better than our room. Unfortunately I was too shocked and forgot to take pics! Haha
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  • Day11


    November 14, 2018 in India ⋅ 🌫 25 °C

    Gut angekommen und jetzt um 3:30 Uhr in Hotel. Die Gruppe besteht aus 10 Personen, 2 Paare und sonst einzelne Frauen. Um 9:30 Uhr geht's auf Stadtrundfahrt. Der Verkehr ist Wahnsinn und ständig hupen. Haben Moschee, Grab von Gandhi und Tempel besichtigt.Read more

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