The Dukes Retreat
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... school building. The amazing thing about this, is that the school gives up a classroom (when they only have a couple), or in some cases they even cancel school to give us a place to work. We set up our glasses all the way up the stairs of the school and got ready to go. In this village, the leaders came in and thanked us for coming by presenting us with flowers and Indian shawls.It was very humbling and a ...
... etc. Watching this little girl crying as she stood by herself on the busy Mumbai streets, made your heart just sink. We drove from there out to Chacko’s orphanage in Badlapur, which was about a 1 ½ hour slog through massive traffic, frightening near-collisions, and dodging cattle. By the time we made the orphanage, I think we all had had enough of Indian roads. Touring the grounds you now ...
... the taxi drivers need chai (I can totally relate, really) We finally get to Ahmabad station and find out that there is a train at 3:30. Yes, that would be am. So, we wait. Manu (bless his heart) was able to buy tickets for us. He had to use a pimp and he paid double the face value but at least we were on the train and most of us were together.
We walked on the train and I thought I wouldn't be able to go in. There was ...
... not want to disturb this unique experience. In the evening, we cut across the Simpsons waterfall [locally called Ghoda Talao] and entered the decrepit "Forest Park". Due to its state of dire neglect, it is hard to guess where the forest ends and the park begins, but to our great and unexpected delight we chanced upon an ordinary looking flowerless shrub, chock full of butterflies - mostly Crows, ...
... took up, and began climbing almost straight away, a little deep-blue train on a beached dun hillside under a dust-hazy sky. Soon the fierce curves began, cut into the niches and gullies of the hillside on a grade that varied around an average of 1/25. Having ascended a spur that buttressed the main plateau of Matheran, the line paused for a station and a change of token, then tackled the main scarp. It picked its way over the black basalt face of the cliff, hairpin bending among ...