A few more days to go – India i am almost there

Ok – i have my visa for India in the new passport – nice. Today i got a bus ticket to Haridwar. Now if things get well i fly into New Delhi at 2.40 in the morning. Guess 2 hours for the bags and immigration. Than i should take it super slow and get into town. Will take the Orange Line to the train station and have breakfast at Main Basar. Sorry crazy Taxi drivers but that is the way to go down town now. After breakfast and some relax time (a beer??) with the Yellow Line to Kashmiri Gate where my Bus leaves at 10.30.
The ticket talks about 16.30 Haridwar – i take that with a grain or two of salt. Anyhow – i can sleep in Haridwar or make the few kilometer to Rishikesh where a bus to Gangotri is the goal for the next day.

Religion

After the loooong online form with lots of interesting questions i finally got my visa!

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Looks like it will be nice and warm – hope that the aircon in the bus is working! I have the upper sleeper on the left side of the bus. So i can look out of the window or sleep – should be a nice trip. Happy to have a iPod and ear plugs – lets see what i will use more on that trip.

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On the last Bridge in Rishikesh

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Never leave your laundry on the roof when the kids are out to play! The really made sure everything was on the floor.

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India: Man and Animal in peace – most of the time…

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…at last he is!

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Not happy…

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Grandpa does the baby sitting today

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Grandps taxi

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Give me the camera!

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Why not???

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Relaxed lunch over the Ganga river

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Next taxi

Rain – Rain – Rain

As some of you know – i do travel quite a bit. But i can not remember that i ever saw and when it was dark heard – that much rain in my life. Everything is wet and i have some socks n stuff that is wet since a week now – no clue how to dry that stuff. After the morning shower it is a great pleasure to try and dry myself with a wet towel.
The rain has 3 strategies to get into my room now.

1. The Window Attack
Simple – the way the window is build – the water comes into the room even when the window is closed (the small one next to the bathroom door. The big one only when it is open – even there is a roof over it (gotta keep em open when you are in the room…). And the one next to the door? Rain is still working on it.
2. The Ceiling Attack
This seems to be very easy – as i am on the top floor the water simply drips from the ceiling. No way to stop that….
3. The Balcony
I have no clue but the guys that build this one did not think at all. They put a nice drain from the roof to my balcony – why?? I dunno – why not let the pipe go all the way down??
So i get all the water from the roof onto the balcony – which would not be a problem but they have a wall round it and it is as high as the little step to the room. So if this pool is full the water comes into the room. Great!!

My friend leaves tomorrow – guess i change the room than 🙂