Birds and Bazaars
Trip Start Feb 27, 2012
14Trip End Aug 26, 2012
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Soo been quite a while again since my last post and i think its gonna stay this way, a lot harder to find plces with internet here in india, sop either im gonna have to try and remember things and not be abe to do them justice or basically give a much rougheridea of what ive got up to...
Anyway, arrived in Delhi on Tuesday evening after flights from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, a night in Bangkok, then flight from Bangkok to Kolkatta and then Kolkatta to Delhi. Ona rrival i headed to the hotel where Caspar Cech-Lucas and Luke Barber were waiting for me. Was great to actually see someone i knew so we basically spent the eving just chatting bout ot travels so far. Luke had already been in India for 2 weeks and done quite a lot and XCaspar had arrived earier that day from england.
The next day we went to the Lodi Gardens in Delhi which were really nice, saw a load of really cool birds and chipunks etc and then tried to get our travel sorted for the next day.
THe ext morning we woke at about 5 and headed to the bus station where we took the local bus to Agra (a 5 hour journey) and saw the Taj then went and got some lunch and were then on our way again, to catch another bus to Bharatpur a town about an hour and a half west of Agra where there was a really good wildlife park/bird sanctuary.,
So the next morning we headed to the bird sanctuary which was amazing and we got to hire bikes which was great fun but cycling aroung for like 4 hours in 40 degree heat is hard work.
We met loads of greeat, odd, funny characters along the way from just hilarious rickshaw drivers to international diamond dealers...
Anyway next day (saturday) we caught a bus back to Delhi (5 hours) then waited around for 6 hours for our 13 hour bus drive north to Manali. Amazing town up in the foothills of the Himalayas (abot 2700m above sea level) so surrounded by snow capped mountains and yeah its just beauytiful up here.
Anyway out of time at the internet cafe now so will try and update you soon,
Ciao for now,