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Passage from India Photo 9

Lions guard the old Vic
Passage from India

December 14th 2009
I have to confess I was a bit nervous about my 18 hour overnight bus ride from Kathmandu to the Indian border at Kakarvitta. I'd heard that the safety record on overnight buses was poor, but when my friend Ann told me that her sister had just been on a bus on the West Terai which had been ambushed and burnt out by Maoist rebels, it suddenly looked even less appealing! Still, I boarded the bus at 4 ... read more
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Indian Flag 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
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