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... They announced for rows 16 to 30 something to board and nearly everyone went forward. I boarded and a man was already on the aisle seat but he was very gentlemanly and put my heavy daypack in the overhead bin for me. Haven't met with such help often lately.
The plane stopped in Gaya (or something like that but I still don't know where it is - India I found out later) and the Buddhist monks - about 2 dozen in all - and a large ...
... way to do anyways). On the drive there we stopped to see a boy tap a tree for brown sugar. Walking back to the car, followed by the usual crowd of school-kids, Mark and I turned around and yelled "BOO!" They almost fell off the road and into the river, scared and laughing. It was awesome. After using the stinkiest toilet of my life on a ferry, we visited an impressive old mosque built of bricks in the city of Baggarat. The men inside were happy to show us around. ...
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... and many strikes, I was forced to travel by bus. Note that there are many cars, trucks and auto rickshaws driving around at night with no working lights at all. Trucks are only allowed to drive at night and 95%2525252525 of the streets are not wide anough to have a bus and a truck alongside each other. Another safety issue is the political stability. Although it technically does not interfere with foreigner's safety, there is a extensive list of bombings ...
... less successful week after the weekend!
Still my problems are minuscule in compared to the unrest in the city. One of the main opposition leaders has "disappeared" and his party is protesting in response. The normal, everyday people and country in general are only hurt by the protests, so it seems to me the political parties should find some other way to solve their problems.
Innocent (probably) ...