Category Archives: India

Himalaya Top 10

I am somewhere off the coast of Greenland as I write this. Our B-777 left Delhi about midnight; it’s now 11:30 a.m. Delhi time. We have about 2 1/2 hours more flying time to Newark. I arrive in Charleston about … Continue reading

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Re-entry, the comforts of home

Living at home is easy: + there are water fountains in the airport AND I can drink out of them + I don’t feel compelled to lather my hands in antiseptic prior to eating + no one has thrust anything … Continue reading

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on leaving India

I am glad I went to India to see then Indian Himalayas, visit places off the typical tourist track, witness Hindu religious ceremonies and meet genuinely friendly people. I found India more difficult than I expected. The language barrier is … Continue reading

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Delhi Taxi Drivers

Most Delhi taxi drivers are hard-working, do their job, take you to your destination, charge a fair rate and appreciate a tip. Some are crooks. One taxi driver agreed to take us to our hotel for 200 Rs. When we … Continue reading

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Delhi

We took a long and bumpy seven-hour bus ride from Rishikesh to Delhi. And then took a short, overpriced taxi ride to our hotel. In our travels, we had given a ride to a man with a propane cylinder. He … Continue reading

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Rishikesh

We hired a driver and Jeep in Gangotri to take us to Rishikesh. When we awoke in the morning in Gangotri, we crawled out of our sleeping bags and put on our fleeces and down sweaters. It had snowed on … Continue reading

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a Target

As a Westerner, I am targeted by people that want my money. The vast majority of people saying hello or approaching me want me to buy a service or an item–or simply give them money. It happens so frequently and … Continue reading

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