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First Impressions


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Arrived yesterday in Lucknow. First impressions were not good. Don hit the streets and came back a couple hours later completely frazzled! The traffic in this city is horrific. Today it took almost an hour to go about 5 Km in an auto rickshaw that we hired for the day.

But at least today we were able to enjoy some of the sights. India is such a paradox. It's so alive yet all around everything is in such bad shape - many people, most animals, and all of the environment. The degradation here is so in-your-face.

On another note, thanks to everyone who have been sending messages. It's been wonderful to hear from you! I haven't yet found a way to send a response - don't think there is one. But rest assured we've enjoyed reading them.

Glad I came prepared.
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Old mosque, still in use, at The Residency site - the place of refuge for British soldiers and their families under siege during the Indian Mutiny in 1857.
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Don inspecting the rebuilt gear box (with our driver).
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Posted by Flemings2 06:12

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HI Don & Donna,
You are having quite the adventure! Glad your pilot into Paro had kept his/her landing training up...
Wonderful photos :-)
Wishing you more safe journeys. Big hug,
Daniela

by dlorenzi

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