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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 2:06am On Feb 13
no idea what this was. bought one for next day's breakfast.

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 2:34am On Feb 13
tonight's room, 1000rupee, 5000naira. after i paid the money, the owner switched on the power for A/C. he turned it off right after i went out for food.

small cubicle, quiet.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 2:39am On Feb 13
tonight's room, 1000rupee, 5000naira. after i paid the money, the owner switched on the power for A/C. he turned it off right after i went out for food.

small cubicle, quiet.


end of the third day.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by chukxie(m): 3:34am On Feb 13
Nice thread. I read every comments from A - Z! I love your open-mindedness! To truly enjoy a place, its people, its food...it's good to go with an open mind.
I love adventure travel, too. Haven't been to Indian but would certainly love to backpack there. Incredible India! I've traveled on slow trains in China. Here the train are mostly clean but sometimes toilets can be messy with turds not flushed. Have fun on your adventure, and keep safe. I always carry a jack knife in my backpack in case I need to use it. Do you have one?

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 4:27am On Feb 13
day 4.

176km, 85rupee ,425 naira. heading to the metropolis chennai.

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 4:30am On Feb 13
lassi, the legendary indian drink. just very average.

today was very crowded, i could not find a seat, so, i stood for 4 hours. i even spilled some lassi on a passenger's back, she asked me to clean it with my tissue paper.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 4:41am On Feb 13
platform

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 4:53am On Feb 13
crowded cabin

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 4:56am On Feb 13
tea

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 4:59am On Feb 13
little kid

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 5:07am On Feb 13
a chance fellow passenger i met, his indian style english was of a very strong accent, so, we had to write down the words we needed to say.

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 5:09am On Feb 13
arrived in chennai station, i needed a transfer.

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 5:13am On Feb 13
my lunch in chennai, vegetable again. these were different kinds of pepper curry.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 5:15am On Feb 13
banana leaf trays, disposable?

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 5:48am On Feb 13
curry, all pepper

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 5:50am On Feb 13
orange juice, she put a lot of man-made sweetener, even more than the juice itself,

100 rupee, 500 naira, felt being ripped off

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 6:01am On Feb 13
train pulled out of chennai, close to the nearby houses by arm's breadth.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 6:03am On Feb 13
transfered to another station to catch another train , taking tuk-tuk, charged me 100 rupee, 500naira , for maybe 2km.

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 6:10am On Feb 13
free bathroom in the station. i bathed my upper body three times in it. too hot !

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 6:22am On Feb 13
chennai to pondicherry, 197km, 90rupee, 450naira. pondicherry used to be a french colony. nowadays it is pretty small and laidback.

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 6:26am On Feb 13
east india coast line in evening, dotted with lights. india was booming fast, you may just sense its atmosphere. the scaffolds, the industrial zones, the night lights....bustling...

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 6:30am On Feb 13
my tea, 15rupee, 75naira. sometimes it was 20rupee

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 7:02am On Feb 13
luggage cabin, depicted in Kim , by Kipling.

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 7:07am On Feb 13
arrived in pondicherry , late at 11 o'clock. many dogs , some mad ones, in the street. i searched for a cheaper guesthouse in the back lanes. a "zen" guesthouse accommodated me. it is a travel hotspot, this town, so, guesthouse is worthy, and they give themselves fancy names.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 7:10am On Feb 13
some simple ornament, with spotless bedsheet, even a clean shower towel , rare among budget guesthouses.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 7:13am On Feb 13
my dinner, i ate it like a hamburger. filled the thing with curry sauce .

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 7:14am On Feb 13
some more photos of chennai street scene, i transfered and waited 5 hours there.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 7:15am On Feb 13
some more photos of chennai street scene, i transfered and waited 5 hours there.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 7:41am On Feb 13
when the train clank away from the numerous small depots along the night coast line, the inside of the cabin found almost no passengers, the warm breeze blew my face from the iron bars, an uncertainty about the place i soon to arrive welled in my heart.

at a small station i found a lone passenger, a chubby boy, he kept watching his cricket game from his phone, while hard to resist curiosity to pester me with questions. i allowed him three times to guess my nationality. he answered the right one right away, but i just refrained my laughter and sai no, and kept him guessing ten more countries.

i told him, i was a pakistan passport holder, he winced, and he found an excuse to get off the train to meet a friend. but when the train started again, he showed up , holding some desserts in his hand, oh, that was his friend. no wonder he was chubby.

i gave him a small bakenote as a souvenir, and i asked him to be my guide the next day if he wanted to earn 10 times more than that amount. but he mumbled a no.

i liked some moments in india. just like a deja vu. i was looking for my last life.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by Oyetboy(m): 7:45am On Feb 13
Indians and their love for curry though tongue
Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by Amujale(m): 10:19am On Feb 13
The bigotry and prejudice in India can only be surpassed by the West.

They constantly harrass and persecute the 'untouchables' in ways that can only be expressed and captured properperly in a Nollywood movie.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by Amujale(m): 10:21am On Feb 13
Furthermore, due to the accumulative effect of the ways the 'untouchables' are being treated in India, the Dalits are known to act in a viscious and malicious way towards other Nubians.

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