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Oct 31, 2013 - Delhi to Allahabad

October 28, 2013 Alive - Edwin October 29, 2013 Not a stitch of Halloween here. I went for dinner at Manish’s house last night. His Mom didn't look too good. I left, with little fan fare, at 6:30am this morning. I kinda got lost leaving Delhi. But - I asked directions and found the way. I wanted to get on to the Yumana Expressway. It’s a private toll highway. 150 Rs to get from Delhi to Agra. It’s all concrete with very little traffic. It was the longest sustained sixth gear Suu Kyi has ever been in, in India. 120km/h @ 5,000RPM. Just after...

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May 29, 2009 - High Court of Uttar Pradesh at Allahabad

Route : Nainital - Haldwani - Rampur - Barielly - Lucknow - Raebarielly - Allahabad Distance covered: 585 Kms. Place of Stay on 29.05.2009: Residence of Nirnimesh's Bindi Didi By each passing day things were getting more challenging. The drive from Nainital to Allahabad was the first real test of our driving skills. As if the sheer enormity of the distance was not challenging enough, mother nature lashed her fury in full force. On the way, we experienced the heaviest rainfall of our lives, more of it a bit later. We started from Nainital...

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Feb 27, 2008 - Chitrakoot-"Charol Dham"

"Well, what did you think?" Richard had the annoying habit of asking your opinion and then correcting any error in fact, as he saw it. "About what?" I was cautious and wasn't about to fall for it again. When we first met yesterday he told me about the "Charol Dham" tour, Chitrakoot's answer to a flight over the Grand Canyon. You probably guessed there was no aerial transport involved and as it turned out, not too much to see. "Charol Dham" means "four attractions" in Hindi and we were discussing them over lunch. Richard is from...

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Feb 21, 2008 - River Ganges trip

After a pretty sl;eepless night as the train rattled its way across India, we all awoke at 6.30 ready for arrival at Allahabad. All pretty groggy and mucky. A different feel to the town, still streets lined with lives lived at the roadside, but less squalid somehow. Qucik visit to Nefru's house - an ecclectic assortment of relics and roms as lived in by Nehru and family and Gandhi a frequent visitor. Peaceful. Then onto the bus for long trip to the side of the Ganges where our boats waiting. Stopped at small village on way for a chai. A...

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