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It was my intention to get out of Gorakhpur early in the morning. The breaking news of a missing Air Asia plane over Indonesia derailed my plans alittle bit. The mysterious news kept the suspense on the edge with no new information from the authorities. After milling a little longer at breakfast, it was time to make my way to …
... so we were a bit behind, sadly. I was entranced by this city. He did his orientation, the usual banter. Then took us to the crematory. We rounded the corner and we all stood stunned. It was like being an part of a movie set, there is no way to describe it, perhaps Google Varansi Ghats and see what you find. It was dark and there were fires and a procession of bodies wrapped in cloth being dipped in the Ganges then being placed on the fires, a fire that is started from ...
... these rumours to be correct for there was nobody around serving. I decided to go to the back of the plane and seek out alcohol for both Anna and I. I asked for a wine and a beer and the staff gave me three of each and sent me on my way. I was not surprised that the majority of folk on the flight were quite merry by the time we got to India. It was quite possibly the most surreal flight I have ever been on. Just as we sat down we were approached by a member of staff ...
... amp; Marguerite briefly yarn to them. Eventually our train comes in, we get on and bustle our way to the sleeping berths. The carriage has about 8 compartments with 8 beds each, no doors, no curtains , 3 stacked x2 and 1 stack x 2 on the aisle. It's cosy, not comfortable and we're all wondering how much sleep we'll get. As it turns out - not much! I'm lucky and get a lower level on the 2 stack, Dale above. I need to use the toilet and figure it's about 2am, but after ...
... of trip fools and Anuj allowing it to happen. Tended to the diary and blog. Told him would pass on dinner, 1800 being too early. When I turned him down for a 1700 beer, told him as a first timer he hasn't had a chance to suffer fools gladly as I have so many times on trips over the last quarter century. He was off to dinner [5*, Mark, Mr Space Cadet and Anuj] soon thereafter. Had one of the nibble bags; will probably suffice for supper.
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