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... one of the last things he did in his career was participate in a UN peace keeping mission to Columbia. He therefore had some useful skills for the militarily tense area we're headed to and might even save us from some mines if we come across any! There are 5 other Indians in the group, 2 who live in NZ the rest are in the airforce (chopper pilot), army and navy. These latter 3 are my age, are very capable and have done some pretty impressive things. The guy in ...
We stopped for Tea and biscuits and then as we drove off the car would not go into gear. The driver thought he had first gear but he was trying to take off in 3rd and car kept stalling.He tried this for quite a while and in the end we were basically stranded on the side of the road. After a long wait while he insisted he was going to call someone and get it fixed. He finally let Peter jack the car up and have a look. What he found was that an 8mm nut that held the gear linkage to ...
... We spent 2 hours walking around various **** hotels bargaining for a decent place to stay.
One of the places we looked at had 3 levels of room, one was basically a
dirt floor covered in mould with a cold tap inside for 500 rupees that
you wouldn't let a dog sleep in , although it looked like there probably had been many
dogs in it before..., then one floor up, was a room a bit smaller and almost ...
... see the sharp contrast of the mountainous region compared to the relative flat of what we had just been driving. The river was red with soil from the hills.
somewhere around here there were the five Indian soldiers shot by the Pakistani army the day before.
... The entire bus waited the 10 or 15 minutes it took for us to get out, show our passports and fill out paperwork.
We were off again. The road was windier and mountains higher. It was green and scenic and often the bus slowed to carefully work its way around herds of sheep. The long line of traffic stopped as the sun set. It was hours before we got going again. We had no idea ...