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Calcutta traffic
   Traffic in the bustling city of Calcutta where every bit of space is precious.
Temple of the winds
Jaipur in Rajastan, the temple of the winds. The cities of Jaipur, Dehli and Agra (where Taj Mahal is situated) comprise the famous triangle of northern India which most back packers go by when visiting the subcontinent. Rajastan is the most arid part of India and further to the east from Jaipur a vast, sandy desert spreads out its dunes in all directions.
A wholly priest in a ceremonial ritual by the temple of Nandi in Chennai (Madras). This is the biggest Nandi figure we ever saw and so beautifully decorated with wreaths and garlands!

DarjeelingA scenic view from upper Darjeeling in West Bengal. The entire city sprawls on a ridge which is about 2100 meters above sea level. The inhabitants are a mix of Nepalese, Tibetans and Indians, which can be noticed in the widely varied cuisine of the local restaurants. In the far distance to the north and north-east one can trace the mighty Himalayas rising above the clouds like castles of white ivory with the highest peak Kanchenjunga right  in the middle, this said to be the third highest mountain on the planet.

Getting shaved in GoaMe having a close shave in Calangute, Goa. It was the morning before the typhoon hit after it had crossed over Vietnam, then the bay of Bengal, circled the southern tip of India and crashed into the coast around Goa up to Mumbai (Bombay). The sun was bright, the sea lay calm and the weather was unusually hot that day so how were we to expect what was lurking out there beyond the horizon! So it was after this and the accident we were about to have that everything changed with destinations having to be re-routed and various means of transport needing to be excluded due to the whiplash which my wife Carina got from falling off a rented moped in torrents of rain. 

In front of Taj Mahal
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