The Senator Hotel
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... There were some kids around, so they provided for an entertaining distraction.
I used the train bathroom for the first time on this trip... That was an experience! As I open the door, there's a hole in the floor, a place to put my feet and the smell...well, you can imagine! Lol My friend back home had asked me if I had peed on the tracks yet... I wasn't sure what she meant until that moment. As I look down, yep, there they were, through the hole in the floor, ...
... I seriously don't think I would ever be capable of coping entirely with this chaos. In hopes of finding some peace we decided to visit the Queen Victoria memorial. It was meant to be built of her diamond jubilee, but instead was finished after her passing. Quite an impressive building from the outside. The grounds were so well kept and not one piece of garbage could be found anywhere. Seriously adding to my time travel feeling. After about an hour walking through ...
... back in a light drizzle. Walked past the butcher area, decided to stay vegetarian. Picked up two quarts of Kingfisher from the offy and had a well earned drink. Really exhausted, can't go far, nice little restaurant advertising Bengali cuisine. Order mutton, spinach and vegetable dishes with a pineapple chutney. I could have just eaten the chutney. The meal was delicious. Our appetites are returning. Early to bed with a bit of telly. Travel day ...
Ok, Mr Evans is off in his taxi, the bike's still here and I'm just back from my last swim and jacuzzi session. Time to pack up and start riding north! The excellent news though is that Mr Evans has kindly donated an Indian guide book and map for my onward travels as unsurprisingly I didn't have one!
More tea vicar -I'm off to darjeiling - ye ha ;-)
... is attached to the home we were staying in.
We returned for a couple more days in Pondicherry, where we met Jonathan and Shayna along with Gurujee's Mother and spent a wonderful time celebrating her birthday at the Ashram with her other son, Dipankar, and his family. Delia's time here in India was quickly drawing to a close, so we packed our things and started on our long ...