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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.

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.

Don inspecting the rebuilt gear box (with our driver).

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,

by dlorenzi

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