Myles Harrington

Posts Tagged ‘Uttar Pradesh’

Ample Time in Agra

In India on June 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

Travelling while the World Cup is on is tough business. It adds and extra layer of thought to where you have to be at certain times. No way was I going to be on an overnight train while England had a crucial match. I cleverly took photos of the schedule while I was in Darjeeling from the guesthouse wall so it’s always on my camera and in the back of my mind, when I unfortunately am on a bus for 12 hours.

Never miss a match with a digital schedule

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The Burning Bodies of Varanasi

In India on June 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

While ze German chilled out on the rooftop of a jazz cafe smoking blunts and the Brits saw all the temples of the city, I, for my first two days in Varanasi, was in bed. Of the first 48 hours in India’s holiest city, I was asleep for 40 of them, interspersed with multiple trips to the hole in the floor for a quick hover and an indian style wipe. If you hadn’t yet guessed it, I had a bad case of diarrhea.

When I finally did get out of bed to see the sights of the city I was hit by the stench of cow shit. There are probably more cows here per square mile than on the average South American cattle ranch. They’re everywhere, even more than in Delhi! I’ve even seen them lounging in someones front room. Yesterday I was stood behind a man while we waited to walk past a cow as it pissed and he just proceeded to walk straight through it after, barefoot.

The view from the guesthouse rooftop restaurant

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