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Jan 19, 2014 - Getting ready to move on

Not sure if anyone following this blog so here goes, with all the two ing and frowing. We have decided to leave north India and carry on to our next destination Cambodia. So we went down to connaught place and booked flight to bangkok wednesday , feeling a lot happier about that as north India is not for us think need the sun and although it is shining you are so aware not to show your arms etc and so fedup of being wrapped like a cacoon the Red Fort is brilliant and the carvings from 16 th century are amazing ,the British took over the...

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Dec 15, 2013 - Homeward Bound

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Oh my, time to face the long, long journey halfway around the globe, through twelve different time zones, back to Canada. The best thing was that Anil managed to uncover a fantastic business class route on Air China for one third the usual cost. It was only available on one day in December, and that day was around the time we were considering flying back anyway. What luck! This was the first time we were ever able to travel home in comfort. There’s something to be said for not booking everything in advance, for...

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Dec 11, 2013 - Last day in Delhi

Today is a lazy day, my last in the Old Tibetan Village in Dharamsala. Some time to catch up on the journal! My friends Nancy and Jens head home to Ithaca, NY, tomorrow, and I go to Bangkok for an overnight with my friend Jim before heading to Cambodia the next day. Early morning flight—I leave the hotel at 2:30am! But our favorite driver from the Dharamsala trip, Ammad, is taking us and our luggage, so we feel very confident about arriving on time. Transition time, and time to enjoy a quiet meal before heading to bed for a few winks before...

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Dec 9, 2013 - Karmapa and Dalai Lama's younger sister

We were surprised this morning to learn that a meeting had been arranged with the 17th His Holiness Karmapa at none the less than the Regency Hyatt of Delhi. The security was tight, as he is one of the very top leaders of Tibetan Buddhism, in one of the lineages. He was named at the young age of 1 ½ years, and is still quite young (30’s?). When asked questions about the applying Buddhism in daily life, he reflected back the question saying we had more experience with ordinary life than does he. The unexpected highlight of the morning,...

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Dec 2, 2013 - Delhi (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Unfortunately there are no direct flights from Patna to Mumbai despite the fact that we were flying from one state capital to another. The flights pass through Delhi and we were required to change planes. Oh the trials and tribulations of endless travels, hehe. @@@@@@@

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Nov 29, 2013 - Visit with the Dalai Lama

My "black Friday" was spent full of light--in a trip to see the Dalai Lama. Our group of 34 pilgrims boarded 8 taxis and set off on the journey. My friends Jens, Nancy and I rode in the back of #4, our taxi criss-crossing amidst multiple lanes of cars, trucks packed to the sky with cargo or school kids, motorcycles carrying whole families, bicycles and rickshaws. We made our way like bumper cars at a fair, and by some miracle of give and take amidst the Delhi symphony of horns blowing, we arrived safely at the Tibetan Youth Hostel. Our...

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Nov 28, 2013 - Tibetan Old Camp in Delhi

The view from the Himalaya Hotel balcony was the Yamuna River, where women come to wash their clothes. Met others who are on this pilgrimage and had a wonderful dinner at the hotel. Changed to Nyingma house hotel in the Tibetan Old Camp section of Delhi. Hope to get a good night’s sleep for tomorrow’s journey to see the Dalai Lama. Auspicious beginning!

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Nov 25, 2013 - Delhi

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We’ve been to Delhi so many times over our 40+ years of marriage that we’ve seen most of the important sights in the city. However, there are places I’ve often heard about and I keep wanting to chip away and see some of the less visited tourist sites. I remember mentioning the Lodi Gardens to relatives in the past, and they often frowned on a visit there. Apparently, for many years, the gardens had fallen into a state of decay and had become a meeting place for young lovers after dark. In a country where most...

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Nov 17, 2013 - Airport Radisson Delhi

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD After flying back to Delhi from Jodhpur, the Moreaus spent a few days visiting an old friend from their days when they lived in Saudi Arabia. We relaxed back at Anil’s brother’s home, ate Neeta’s terrific cooking once again, and got caught up on our laundry. We decided to spend our last night in Delhi (before leaving for Bhutan) at the Airport Radisson Hotel with the Moreaus. We had an early morning flight and we felt it would be better if we were all together so that there was no chance of any of us missing the...

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Nov 11, 2013 - Lazy Day in Delhi

Delhi - International Airport Our last day in India! We say goodbye to Sue at about 8:30am and wave her out. At 9am we walk down the street to go for breakfast. We do know a hotel that serves an American breakfast with porridge, omelet and toast. We get many requests to take a tuk tuk but we tell them we want to walk. We are all alone on a rooftop restaurant and have to wait a long time for our breakfast. We entertain ourselves by watching school children practice a kind of dance and do physical exercises in the open space below. Boys and...

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Nov 11, 2013 - Heading home

It is a sad morning as I farewell Eke and Brian (I have spent 2 months travelling with them this year so they feel like family to me). I am ready to leave India and head home but as I sit in the taxi on the way to the airport with horns blaring all round, I see people picking up rubbish and putting it in bins; there are posters for a conference “Technology for a Quieter India”, signs urging people to conserve fuel and places for pollution checks. We have noticed the pace of change even in the month we have spent here: a building that was in...

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Nov 10, 2013 - Back in Delhi

Delhi Wake up call at 4:30am and then the job of trying to organize so we are ready to disembark the train at 5am. It is on time! Eke's group has more trouble because the older couple is still sleeping and so we cannot collapse the middle bunk to use the bottom one for our luggage. We are able to pull them from underneath and put them on the middle bunk. We arrive on time and again we are amazed at the number of people and vehicles in and around the station at this early hour. A bus is waiting for us and we are transported through a...

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