Trip Start Aug 22, 2006
Trip End May 13, 2007

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"There's an old indian proverb which say. If you see an elephant wearing coconuts around its neck. It may not be an effeminet elephant. It may be a roman catholic elephant"!! [Ranji's proverbs]

Right well Hi All. Things certainly aren't what they seem to be. India IS absolutely... CRAZY! I mean NUTS. MAD. We can now appreciate how bad the driving is in England, because they suck so bad here! Well yours truley has been in the thick of it for the last 5 days.

I first landed in Delhi and have got myself my own chauffer, some classy hotels dotted around India, plus site seeing, train travel and excursions in one bundle package. SWEET! These days I'm being hassled in the street left, right and center and there's no place for a Gora (white boy) in India. Its a barmy place indeed.

Also, if I had a rupee for everytime someone has said - "AHH England. GOOD COUNTRY GOOD COUNTRY" I'd be a Maharaja over here.

First things first. I've already kicked off a political storm by accidentally wiping off my red (good luck charm) dot on my head after visiting a local Hindu temple in Dehli. WAS PURELY ACCIDENTAL! However my arm of my shirt now is happily stained with good luck.

On the 21st I dodged death by about 6 inches as a 2kg iron slab smashed through our windscreen on the motorway. LOVELY! And since I've also been doing Bangra dance off's in restaurants and elephant riding?!

Ok, so enjoy people. Hope everyone is fine back home. I'll try to keep this as up to date as possible.

Tanya Wad (thank you).

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bigjim on

Tumpton Town
Hi H!

Glad to hear from you and thanks for the birthday wishes. Yes, I've put a new place on the map here in India called Trumpton Town in Rajasthan. Yep I tried to write back to some pals earlier but got caught short in the web cafe.

Its the first time I've barked at my driver to 'STEP ON IT!! FLY LIKE THE ERM, [parp] WIND'! Straight back to the hotel for some arse relief. Phew. Close call. Missing you all

bigjim on

Got it all wrong
Hi All,
Thanks for the comments. I must admit this strange country is growing on me everyday. There's never such a thing as a personal conversation on telephones cause the reception desk always listens in like your grandmother.
Secondly driving is simple a white knuckle ride all over the country.
Everyone wants a rupee for nothing. RUPEE RUPEE.'What's the time' - ok here's 10 rupees.
So yeah lovely! AND its a charming corrupt little place. Police who plant drugs on you, MP's who take money under the table - Fat cats who don't invest in industry, roads (even after road taxes are paid), and poverty. Anyway - at least the beers are cheap. Unless you come from England, they'll happily stamp an extra 250 Rupees on the bottle.
Missing you all.

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