The Windsor Castle Hotel
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... this whole saga rather poorly.
ii) the Crimea / Ukraine annexation by the Russians. Strong tensions between Russia and many nations of the world. A major issue was that Russia was a major liquid and nitrogen gas (LNG) supplier to many European nations. ...
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A few brief aggregations on other aspects of Indian life as I saw it:
i) you don't have to wander too far to experience abject poverty. Initially I found this hard to accept. But after a while, I started to think that I should not judge by my experiences, perhaps the poverty is not as bad as one may think. Many examples of "the poor" can be highlighted, however, the vast majority of those "financially drained", all seem to be eking a living ...
... vehicles overcrowded (it wouldn't surprise me if the Guinness Book of Records record-holder for the greatest number of passengers is an Indian) and animals forced to drag over burdened loads.
Finally a couple of quaint aspects to ponder:
i) the number plates of those registered vehicles identifies from which of the 16 states the vehicle emanates. Also the district from which it resides can be identified.
... also. We did have a hit of golf one afternoon, but my skills on the golf course leave a lot to be desired. And did I mention that it was HOT!
We enjoyed BBQs and also a couple of dinners at the local Bowlo which was in walking distance of the Park.
We will return to this Park, particularly as it is just so close to us for a short break away.
... get less common as I acclimatise. I'm developing the skill of travelling parallel to the main routes in cities like this. Quite often the main routes are very busy (especially as I'm travelling in rush hour), but the suburban back streets are almost deserted, and are a joy to ride on in comparison. The OSM mapping I've downloaded has been extremely accurate so far, and doesn't let me down here. Soon enough, I'm north of Newcastle and riding through a huge coal mining ...