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Deceived by Fraud, Insulted by Fiction

Deceived by Fraud, Insulted by Fiction

".... if the eyes of the spectators have sometimes been deceived by fraud, the understanding of the readers has much more frequently been insulted by fiction. Every event, or appearance, or accident, which seems to deviate from the ordinary course of nature, has been...

Kangchenjunga

We get in the car at 04:45 to drive to Tiger Hill to watch other people watch the sunrise while we stand on the other side and wait for Kanchenchunga to be reavealed in all it’s third highest mountain in the world glory. the top of Tiger Hill at 5:30 in the morning...

Ew! Diaper

We get up in the morning and have the best home made jam in at least three continents. We say good bye to the royal Mr. Wilt Chamberlain of India (he was very tall and I don’t remember his name) and head down the highway to Udaipur. On the way we stopped at a roadside...

A day in Gangtok

What to do today? I know, let’s drive through another traffic jam to go see a monastery. This one was only 24 km away. We had to pack a lunch (just kidding although we did have some snacks in the car). There were guards with rifles at this one.  Two different sects of...

Missed the Movie

We park in old Jaipur and walk around for a bit of early morning shopping. Nancy interacts with a shop keeper for a beach cover up shirt thing. He opens with 4600 rupees (about $90). Negotiations immediately end and we walk away with me yelling back “no way” and the...

A Why Point

As in in why are we stopping here and not going straight to Udaipur? I take a pill and say OK, enjoy what the day brings. Some trucks loaded with hay     A view of some man made lakes from a 15th century fort owned by the family at the place we...

A Change in Plans

We wake up to heavy fog and can barely see a soccer ball in front of our faces. So we wake up the travel agent, cancel the hike and hocus pocus no more Gangtok traffic, we are off to Darjeeling, home of tea and twits (they use to go there to escape the heat) But...

Your Digital Burns Supper

Your Digital Burns Supper

Robert Burns wasn't just any poet, he was a successful poet. There are more public statues of Burns around the world than any other writer, and only Queen Victoria and Columbus surpass him for dedicated, non-religious statuary. A commemorative bottle of coke with his...