Thursday, January 15, 2009

Making Tracks

Have booked my train ticket to Chennai leaving today at 2pm and taking more than 24hrs. I got a cheap sleeper ticket - could have paid 3-4 times more for a/c etc. but since I'm trying to make my money last for 6 months then took the budget option - I hope that I don't live to regret it! either from a comfort point of view or from whom I will be sharing the carriage with.

Slept much of the day yesterday catching up with myself then went out later for some food. On the streets I got offered to buy hash at least six times. Not that I'm into it but if I were then the risk is a few years in an Indian jail which I'm sure wouldn't be pleasant.

Have been staying in a budget 'room' these last two nights. A windowless box about 2m by 1.5m with a bed, ceiling fan and a light. The 'room' has an open ceiling and separated from the other rooms by frame wooden panel walls so you can hear what everyone is up to. Cost about 5pds which is about as cheap as it gets for a single room in Mumbai but I understand that it can be quite alot cheaper elsewhere in India.

Met a french canadian dude at the train booking office this morning and hung out a bit. He's cycled around much of SE Asia and other places. Well that's it for now. Will get onto putting some phot's up sometime although haven't taken any yet.

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