My First Solo Trip to India

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#211 Feb 28th, 2012, 18:11
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Thanks so much for sharing your adventures with us, Drew!! I loved your video!

Yes, you can change your rupees back into dollars. You are supposed to have your receipt from the original transaction, but I've only changed small amounts at the end of my trips and they've waved my receipt away and didn't want to look at it.
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Drew, it seems India made you feel 10 years younger. Your ID on youtube reads MrDrews50 .

Great post, as always. Was eagerly waiting for the update.

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I was hoping for drews30.
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Originally Posted by Drews60 View Post A steam engine sits on the tracks of the Delhi Cantt station. I only catch a quick look before we pass it by. It was coupled to some freight cars. Is it still in use??? THAT would be cool.*
Perhaps you spotted the Steam Express that takes tourists from Delhi Cantt to Alwar/Sariska. It used to be pulled by Fairy Queen steam engine that is still under repair for more than a year & is now pulled by another restored steam engine from Rewari shed.
Check this link: http://www.railtourismindia.com/Trai...een/FQ001.html

BTW, I really enjoyed reading your trip report. I wish there was a way to read only your posts grouped together (so as not to be side-tracked by the other comments)...
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Originally Posted by Drews60 View Post As I walk through the main bazaar and old Delhi I noticed I've become * somewhat jaded. Four weeks ago the streets in India were so strange, so foreign. Today they seem so ordinary, so comfortable. It's just another walk down the streets of the old world.*
Don't you wish you could have your first day in India back, Drew? I do!
It might be the best of times or the worst of times...but it's the only time you've got!
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Don't worry the magic only dims, it doesn't go away.
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Sorry we didn't meet up, I left Cottage Yes Please at 12:30 am on 3 Feb, headed for the airport Thanks for the great posts, loved reading about your trip!
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Great trip report Drews60, I enjoyed your videos and I also really like your test shot out front of your home. It illustrates such a great contrast between the previous videos of India and the U.S (American Dream). Even though you literally were a world away from your home comforts you loved it all the same, which is a great testament for India. I can't wait for my trip.

All the best for your journey home. Thanks again.
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That will be done by the time you finish your second trip to the south.
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Originally Posted by bigsteps View Post Great trip report Drews60, I enjoyed your videos and I also really like your test shot out front of your home. It illustrates such a great contrast between the previous videos of India and the U.S (American Dream). Even though you literally were a world away from your home comforts you loved it all the same, which is a great testament for India. I can't wait for my trip.

All the best for your journey home. Thanks again.
Thanks bigsteps. I watched the video I took in front of my house last night. I can't believe how good it looks, how blessed I am. I guess I just took the life I have for granted. I will return home reminded of my good fortune.
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I had a beer and dinner at My Bar on the main bazaar last night. I celebrated having finished, I think, all of my shopping.*

I have figures of Buddha, figures of Ganesh, shawls, scarfs, mobiles, tea cups, silver on brass serving dishes, Tibetan singing bowls, Ganesh bell and chain, two original paintings. 1000 pictures, loads of memories, the same weight I came with, an accomplishment after Kolkata, dozens of business cards and a wish to return.*

I can't believe I have less than 3 hours before I must head out for the airport.*

Time for one last shave and massage, one more serving of goat and another good long walk. I bet I can find a few new streets to explore, see a few hundred new friendly faces, add another 100 pics to the collection.

Damn, it was fun while it lasted.
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Drew, you are not the only one who is sorry that your trip is ending. Looking forward to the next one !

Thank you for this wonderful thread.
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Well written, Drew - I enjoyed your trip immensely.
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Damn, it was fun while it lasted.
Thank you for taking us along!
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain
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What a lovely trip. I am glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully you will come back with other stories (India or otherwise)
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