Monthly Archives: December 2010

Day Twenty Five – Back to the Motherland

21st November 2010 – 160 miles This morning we did not hang about … partly because there was nothing worth staying for (not even breakfast!) and secondly we wanted to get to Dhaka tonight. In fact we were at Indian customs so … Continue reading

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Day Twenty Four – Driving

20th November 2010 – 469 miles Today we did nothing but drive, drive and drive some more. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we could not visit Kolkata, India’s second-largest city and locally regarded as the intellectual and cultural capital of the nation … Continue reading

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Day Twenty Three – The Spiritual Capital of India

19th November 2010 – 371 miles Despite there being a lot of distance to cover today, the roads are seemingly getting better the further east we’re travelling through India. However, we were making unecessary stops attemping to withdraw cash from ATMs to enable … Continue reading

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Day Twenty Two – Eid at the Taj Mahal

18th November 2010 – At Leisure Originally, we had planned to celebrate Eid in Bangladesh.  However, due to a couple of unforeseen delays, we could think of no better place to celebrate this auspicious occasion than in Agra. And not to be surpassed, … Continue reading

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Day Twenty One – Mayhem in Delhi

17th November 2010 – 140 miles Based upon the previous day’s driving, we were conscious that we did not want to leave Delhi too late to get to Agra, and so sightseeing in Delhi today would have to be a whistle-stop tour. We … Continue reading

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Day Twenty – Delhi Belly before reaching Delhi

16th November 2010 – 337 miles We were worried that the border crossing would be “out of the frying pan and into the fire!” but this was far from the truth, or at least in part. Passing through Pakistan border control was … Continue reading

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Day Nineteen – The Home Straight to India

14th November 2010 – 238 miles Having spent the past five days driving under police escort, often travelling within 10km of the Afghan border, it was refreshing to drive in Pakistan freely for our final leg to the Pakistan-India border. … Continue reading

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Day Eighteen – Escorted Across the Border

13th November 2010 – 110 miles Following breakfast, we cleaned the car inside and out, whilst anxiously waiting for clearance to enter the Punjab. Islamic Relief must have worked tirelessly through the night to obtain our clearance and as we headed … Continue reading

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Day Seventeen – The Longest Short-Cut in Living History

12th November 2010 – 288 miles Today, we experienced the worst kind of terrain imaginable.  The Lonely Planet states “the road from Quetta to DG Khan in Punjab is little used and is a direct and adventurous route.  You’re likely to … Continue reading

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Day Sixteen – Visiting Islamic Relief’s Projects

11th November 2010 – 202 miles In Balochistan, life can be challenging with limited access to clean water, healthcare, electricity and gas.  This morning, we visited some water sanitation projects with Adil of Islamic Relief. The province of Balochistan is prone … Continue reading

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