Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Dutch Lady

Name: “Dutch Lady” Encountered: Awful 11-hour government bus from Shimla to Dharamsala After a hurried breakfast of scalding tea, frigid toast, and a quick, violent poop on Steve’s part, we raced down the deformed-old-man and nonsensical t-shirt infested streets of … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Buses I: Shimla to Dharamsala

“This is going to be a terrible journey” – Dutch Lady, 2010 Our first true bus trip – a straightforward journey through the plains of Himachal rendered abysmal by mechanical failings, terrifying driving styles, and annoying fellow passengers. We started … Continue reading

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The Nebraska Pact

“You know, it’s weird that we’re trying to see Asia – I mean, I’ve never even been to Nebraska.” – Devon “How can one country [India] get so much wrong, so much of the time?” – Steve It was a … Continue reading

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Jindal the Monkey Wisdom Sex Therapist

Name: Jindal, Something Encountered: A bench at Jokhu Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India According to the sign, if you climb the steep mountain path to Shimla’s fabled Jokhu Temple — a massive shrine to Hanuman the monkey-god — in 30 … Continue reading

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Paras

Name: Paras Encountered In: Green Park, New Delhi Paras was our gentle boatman across the Styx that divided our portly, Western-accustomed selves and the emaciated, embittered, bacteria-ridden Indian trekkers we would quickly develop into. We found him on Couchsurfing, and … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Flights: Heathrow to Delhi

Little did we know it, but our first experience being let down by Indian state-owned transport would take place before we’d even entered Indian airspace. It was Air India Flight 112, a night flight from Heathrow to Delhi, and this … Continue reading

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Nana George

Name: Nana George aka Doris George aka Little Lovely aka Steve’s Grandmother. Encountered In: Bournemouth, England. May 4 through 19. For us a trip overseas is never complete without a visit to Bournemouth, England. Not because there’s anything to do … Continue reading

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