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Published: November 10th 2017
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I should have known better, yep silly me. I was all excited to get to Shillong the famous East India Hill Station. I had visions of old British buildings in a peaceful hilly environ. Yep silly me. Its sad when you can see the old stuff which hasn't changed since the Brits left swamped by the typical Indian concrete nightmare. Couple that with too many people and what do you get a shit hole. Now you may think I am fussy, well maybe I am… and maybe I have a romantic view of how India used to be.
The most frustrating part is when drivers just do stupid things, it's a constant in India. Things like oh there is a gap there so lets get into it without thinking if I go there then all the cars stop… simple thought process just do not seem to happen, and even stranger is when all has stopped all they do is look at each other and wonder why all has stopped… That is until Lisa heads out with the stick and whistle and get all of them into line… funny to watch. I even get funny looks from drivers when I point
Once again we fell for the old trick that if you keep buying Indian Sweets they will taste as good as they look.
the Bull Bar directly at their car and surge forward. Lisa even said once…. Maybe we can sacrifice some of the paint on the Bull Bar just to teach them a lesson!!! I kid you not. Interestingly at one crazy intersection that was being controlled by a policeman a taxi driver did a dumb thing and the Policeman kicked the vehicle hard enough to have heard the bang over the traffic… he got the thumbs up from us.
So once clear of the shit hole we went to Cherrapunji which is the wettest place in the whole world… Yep I kid you not it rains a minimum of 11 meters of rain a year… and even funnier is we could not take any photos because the sun glare and the mist resulted in blown-out photos…. Sarah where are you I need help. (Sarah always takes great photos, as you would expect). So no clouds and thus no rain...ironic.
We were going to camp at the Cherrapunji car park, however it was too exposed for our vehicle. I guess overlanders with enclosed bodies have no troubles however we have exposure issues. So we back tracked a little and found a track that took
Unhappy Indian Sweets Face
Once again the same result, throw them away.
us to a fantastic remote place. Showered and all is good again.
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