Chmologically fucked up. Long R&R in Islamabad. Alex recovers and eats husk. Bus to Lahore and ride across border to Amritsar. Night “Deluxe Coach” to Delhi.
The crammed in twice as long return to Delhi. August 9 144 km time 7:00 Aligarh, India Chaos, din’ moist. Gray drizzle leaving Delhi, like the dying seconds of a Centipede video game. Horking snotballs at oncoming buses that don’t yield. Dinner “Kwality”
Mud, filth, and cows in the streets.
Last town of the day crowd chases us into small courtyard. We want only privacy and a Coke. Bananas wrapped in nan “ba-NAN-a” main diet. Worst hotel of trip. August 11 183 km Free range monkeys, cobra around a dude’s neck. Water Buffalo lounge in muck to cool huge, sweaty, hydes. “Tourist Bungalow” a change from last night.
No leg, no clothes, a pretty pathetic guy.
“Sir, these people are dying.” Dinner with overly polite rich kids. 20 km by 1 pm. Cruise after nightmare sending mail and changing money. Chaffing is killing me.
Anive late into town and struggle in dark to find hotel. Star Wars bar scene in restaurant as rain comes pouring down. Ceiling fan fails throughout the night.
Find the road workers resthouse and are hosted by Hansh, former MP who gives us poverty stats on India. Rickshaw ride into town for dinner.