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Day Eleven

Rain and Trains

rain 16 °C

Day 12 - Agra to Jhansi via train.

I woke early to the sound of water - I was lying in bed thinking that shower sounds just like rain. That's because it was rain. Not heavy but rain all the same. Agra - The old capital of India - Grotty place but almost looked clean in the wet.
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It's good in the rain as there is no one to give you no pain -

This is not a very complex plan - Dharmendra left early this morning with my bags so that I could take the train and he would meet me in Jhansi -
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First Class Ac carriage - Not the smartest I have been on a little bit shabby but clean and tidy. Char Walla brought tea and sat watched the world go by and contemplated the meaning of life _ This is the first time in many years that I been able to really relax knowing that everything is being being run smoothly with back at base.

I took a walk from one end of the train to the other - Chatted to lots of lovely people - Not sure if this is safe with the door wide open:
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2nd class is no worse than the 7:18 from Winchester to Waterloo. In fact it is less crowed. This train did not have any 3rd class carriages - so i did not get to visit the real Indian train travel.
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I arrived at a very rainy Jhansi, 1 hr later than planned.
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With no mobile signal so I could not get in touch with Dharmendra, fortunately after 5 mins we bumped into each other in the crowed entrance hall.

What I did not realise was that there was another 169 Km to drive to Khajuraho. The location of temple with all the Kama Surta. A place I really want to visit.
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The roads are not good in this part of India, this is the main road out of Jhansi.
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Some are better but not very wide!!
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At last they have some road signs
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Unfortunately we took a wrong turn and ended up having to come back on ourselves. Time and light was not in out favour today so I decided to go straight to the hotel and visit the temple in the morning - Early start.

We pasted a farmers market on the way but the heavens opened again and I ran for the car!!!
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This is a very interesting lake:
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If you look closer you can see lots of love hearts.
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On the way I saw a massive spark from a power line -
No power in the hotel - “5 mins sir and the power will be back” Nope if the spark I saw was the distribution box then this is not going to get fixed quickly.
Well they managed it and I have internet

I managed to find beer - and food - So happy days.

Tomorrow - Kama_Sutra so stand by for lots of pictures -

Posted by woody1 07:11 Archived in India

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