Category: Transportation

How do we get there?

Strikes and Scams

“Not possible,” my taxi driver explained. I didn’t need an explanation. The highway was blocked by a mob of protesters as the military police stood by watching. I was heading out of Kathmandu for my final two days of this incredible trip. My goal was to stay at a quiet guest house outside of a Read More …

A Himalayan Trek

Our journey from Butwal to Chitwan National Park should have lasted five or six hours, but we had an unexpected trek in the middle of it.  After a brief tour (during a downpour) of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddah, we were back on the bus headed deeper into Nepal. Driving in Nepal seemed to Read More …

Getting Around

It’s hard to imagine 1.25 billion people.  That’s about four times the population of the United States, although India is just over one third the size of the U.S.  I have been amazed at all the ways people get around the streets of Delhi. The streets are packed with three-wheeled rickshaws(simple autos), tiny electric cars Read More …

Getting There

India is a long way from Rhode Island!  Delhi, the capital city where I will fly into, is nine and a half hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time.  I will take a seven-hour flight from Boston to Amsterdam, leaving at about 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night.  After a five-hour layover, I will catch an eight-hour flight from Read More …