Sunday, October 9, 2011

I am so done with 12+ hour bus days

... at least until Nepal. Eesh. I've made it to Rishikesh and found a very adequate hotel room. I plan to sleep a lot and clean up a bit. (freezing cold and tired -> no showers or laundry in Gangotri.) Catching up on internet before I go off the grid again.

There are high and low points to travel, particularly solo travel, and yesterday was not a high point. It's eased a bit by the fact that the next few weeks will likely be easier, in terms of amount of traveling.

I'm in Rishikesh now. It seems pleasant enough. Definitely Indian, with all the honking and heat, and definitely a tourist spot, with all the laundry, wi-fi, and German Bakeries. I'm getting old and cranky, as I'm gladder that it's a tourist spot than that it's an Indian spot. (or I've just been traveling too much).

There are two nice foot bridges over the Ganges. Here you can see one.


  1. Very beautiful. How do u like the touristy bit of the travel?

  2. That's what I'm saying: it's great. Sitting around in cafes or whatever, enjoying a smorgasbord of cheap food and drinks, chatting with other white people about interesting stuff you're all doing, and occasionally seeing world wonders. I'm not saying this is a great way to live your life (and I'm not saying it's not, either), but it is a lot of fun.