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Riding The Vasco Express

Hang from the door and look back along the length of the train.... it doesn't happen on British Rail. © L. Birch 2007
The 6:30 from Howrah Junction

December 21st 2007
Thirty-two days after our arrival in Hampi, we said our goodbyes and crept out of town in the early hours of a December morning. It was 5:30am and we had a train to catch that left Hospet at 6:30. Creeping out into the pre-dawn darkness, we made a secret rendezvous with a share-taxi driver from our friend Piru's village and prepared to leave town. We were trying to be surreptitious but our departu ... read more
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