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Women only carriages!

If only we'd known that yesterday!!

sunny 29 °C


Early start - breakfast, check out and then off we troupe back to the metro station. A much less horrific experience this time around as we discover female only carriages! WIN! Sights on our list today.... A Sikh temple, where we got to help out in the kitchens for a few moments (before they realised that we were useless!), the red fort off in the distance and a mosque (apparently the most important in India). All very impressive.

We thought we had left our celebrity status behind us in China, but it seems not. Again, the photos began. But I think we'd feel a little neglected without it now!

This afternoons entertainment was largely gained from the train station, where we came to board our luxurious (sarcasm!) overnight train to Bikaner. As we waited on the platform a passenger train turned up. People started scrambling in through every possible gap - windows, doors, you name it people were using it as an entrance. Our guide explained that in the seat carriages, seats are not assigned.... you know how the saying goes - you snooze you lose! Insane to witness! But I think I would be jumping in through a window at the prospect of standing for a 24 hour journey!

So here we are now, sat in our bunk on our first overnight train in India. Oh, Chinese soft sleeper trains........ how I miss you!!!

Jo xxx

Posted by Tam-Jo 18:35 Archived in India Tagged and india delhi

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So glad your blogs are back! We've missed them ... Look after yourselves. Much love xx

by Mum and Dad (Ven)

Good to get news again. Hope you survived the train trip!! Enjoy India and your celebrating status! Love Mum and Trev xxxxxx

by cathy hodgson

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