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26th July - Saturday
We have now been back on Australian soil for twenty five days now. It has been good catching up with family and friends and we haven't finished yet. We have been keeping a hectic pace trying to fit in as much as we can.
Our efforts to obtain information and results from our Immigration Lawyer proved to be too stressful. We were beating our heads against a brick wall and we have no confidence in his ability to deliver the successful outcome of ...
... 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.
... had a latte and carrot cake for morning tea. There were a number of FA18 aircraft taking off whilst sitting outside and the noise from the jets as they passed nearby was ear piercing, I pity the staff at the cafe having to listen to that all day.
We carried on to Newcastle to have a look around and went to the information centre near the waterfront, guess what, it is closed on Mondays. Obviously there are no tourists sightseeing on a Monday. This ...