Crossing the border December 9th 2008 I left Lahore sunday morning. The border opened at 9.30am and I wanted to be there when it opened! After fond farewells on the Pakistani side, I headed toward the Indian customs and immigration centre a bit warily, as I now had a cancelled visa, as well as a brand new 6 month job, and if they felt like it, could have given me a hard time. As I was the first through, they weren't quite ready, so ch ... read more
Asia » India » Karnataka » Gokarna The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
We are about to embark on an overland trip to India. We are going by train to Moscow, catching one of the 'Silk Route' expresses to Bishkek, capitol of Kyrgyzstan. From here its buses, first to Kashgar in Xingjiang, north west China,then along the Karakoram Highway To Pakistan, and finally to India.
We're both 60, with an ever-growing family of children and grandchildren. We're going to be away for about a year, so watch this space for updates!... full info