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Stuck in Siliguri (and Josh the Indian Travel Guru)

Another mosquito drifted slowly past my face, lazy with blood. I couldn’t even be bothered to properly go for her in the heat, just vaguely wafting my hand through the humid air while I focused on the subtitles.

We were watching yet another heavily-censored American movie, subtitled in Hindi,

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Visiting the Taj Mahal as a day trip from Delhi

“It’s almost like a, a, you know, like a diamond in a turd
– Karl Pilkington, An Idiot Abroad

“Fuck me… that’s just made my year”
– my travel companion Danny, upon first seeing the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal

The Taj is likely top of the list for your first visit to India,

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Our overland route around India

En route from the UK to Australia (with working holiday visas arranged), my friend Danny and I visited the UAE, India, and Southeast Asia.

We spent six weeks in India, and it was intense but memorable stuff. Flying in and out of Kolkata,

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