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June 9th, 2008 – by: cmgervais
We ended up with the same driver we had had all day, in a Toyota SUV. We were so comfortable by comparison to the other vehicles we saw, it made me feel guilty. People were trying to wave us down for a ride (there were many people on the side of the road with their luggage. To add to the drama, it was pouring rain), but it was clear our driver was stopping for no one.
In the meantime, here we are in Siliguri, at the Cindrella Hotel. We are lucky to have the room, since many have been turned away. But one note: when someone from India tells you that a hotel is “very, very nice,” be very skeptical! “Very, very nice” seems to translate roughly to “like at Motel 6 in the states.”
Tomorrow, we have a short drive to the airport. We will go early since it’s bound to be mayhem. Then we are off to Delhi, then onward to Agra. It will be a long travel day!
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