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A Much Needed Rest

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Our final day in Allahabad and I took some down time while Don went back to the streets. One thing he's learned is that it's a whole different atmosphere when I'm not with him. As a light-haired western woman I am constantly being pointed out and stared at. The hassles are definitely increased with me in tow. In the afternoon we went to the Anand Bhawan, the Nehru family home where Nehru and Indira Gandhi lived. It's where Gandhi also spent a lot of time and plans for independence were worked on. A small but interesting museum.

Off to Varanasi tomorrow. Definitely ready to get moving. It's very tiring to be constantly dealing with noise, dirt, dust, suicidal drivers, trip and strangulation and electrocution hazards, and people always hassling you. At least we are familiar with Varanasi and it's actually a lot quieter down by the river - no vehicles of any kind.

Just one of the many obstructions on the road...amazing how you get used to them wandering down the road in the middle of a busy city.

Posted by Flemings2 06:25

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Oh my gosh, took me forever to figure out how to make a comment! I'm loving your pics and your trip. Miss you both but so happy to share in your journey. Lots of Love, Mike and Kirsten

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Heard today on the CBC that 6 lions have escaped from Nairobi and I can't help but wonder if Anne somehow had something to do with it! LOL

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