Category Archives: 4 Fun With Government Transport

Well, not really. But it’s usually the (oldest, smelliest, shittiest, most life-threatening and therefore) cheapest way to get around. So we do it a lot.

Fun With Private and Public Transport: Thailand and Cambodia

Karaoke, kleptomania, and crunchy munchy tarantulas – all in a day’s bus journey in Southeast Asia! Continue reading

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The Nutkin Family

Rescue Dad and Basement Girl Nutkin We’ve insulted a lot of people on this trip — usually ones who can’t comprehend what we’re saying. Lack of a common language and culture can obviously lead to misunderstandings and missed cues, and more often than not we’ve … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Trains: The Entirety of China

Human rights abuses, environmental catastrophes, political repression, global trade malfeasance, and funny accents may be the touchy subjects that spring to mind, or at least pop up when you Google “China + controversy”, but the one thing nobody will ever … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Airlines: Amritsar to Bishkek

On the sweltering night of August 11 and bleak morning of August 12, the quasi-legal world was rocked by a series of frivolous trials involving the individuals D. Blunden, S. Kaye, and a wide host of offending parties in the … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Landslides: Spiti & Kinnaur

Mostly recovered from our respective ailments (this one and that one), a blog up and running, and bored of Vashisht’s same old tremendously-nippled stray dogs and saffron sellers, we caught the Government Bus out to the high, Buddhist, Tibetan-border-straddling, desert-like … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Buses III: Leh to Manali

Actually, this ride wasn’t bad at all. On the first day, we sat behind Arju, a 20 year old Indian student who was unjustly cast from his enviable window seat by a young mother who had a hair trigger on … Continue reading

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Srinagar to Leh: In Pictures

The verbal meat of this harrowing, cliff-hanging, two-day government bus journey is hanging elsewhere on the site, notably: Truck Stop Goat Slaughter — An Exhibition (Detailing the main and lesser events of our 3-hour layover at Sonamarg) 4th of July … Continue reading

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