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72 Miles – 24 Hours – Round The Isle of Wight

72 Miles – 24 Hours – Round The Isle of Wight

72 Miles – 24 Hours Round The Isle of Wight 18/9 May 2013 It’s this year’s challenge. Having grown up on the Isle of Wight, it’s a shame to say that I never walked entirely round it – until Sunday. Last year, I completed my…

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One morning in December – Kolkata

One morning in December – Kolkata

I catch a jeep to New Town with Babu Singh , my brother, friend and guide. We walk along a long asphalt road, watching a city under a new phase of development creating New Town on the edge of old Calcutta. Hand-painted roadsides, bamboo being…

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Kismis in Kolkata

Kismis in Kolkata

The clock strikes midnight at the cathedral, and there is a collective cheer from the queues that form outside, too many by a long way to accommodate for Midnight Mas. It’s Christmas, and people flock to light candles and pray to Jesus to look after…

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Dr. Ghosh’s Guide to the Ganges (1)

Dr. Ghosh’s Guide to the Ganges (1)

We Cab a Catch to Bag Bazaar Ghat and alight on the East side of the Ganga. It is teeming with life. We Have part another spread rounded cheaper alternative to flovent chapped. Afternoon and aristocort tablets without prescription the its Washing I truth. From…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Subonova Borso! Greetings and all my best wishes for a Peaceful, Happy, Healthy and Simple new Year. x Ali .

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Dr. Ghosh's Guide to the Ganges (2)

Dr. Ghosh's Guide to the Ganges (2)

On our second day, we take to the highway, that leads to Delhi and head towards the town of Hooghly, passing all means of transport and shacks on route. Hooghly was occupied at various times by the Dutch, Portugese , French and finally British. It…

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A New Year

A New Year

The wonderful thing about setting off in the new year with Babu Singh is that you never know where you are going and what might happen when you get there. We’ve been doing these ‘walks’ now for 22 years and they are always full of…

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Gopalpur – On – Sea

Gopalpur – On – Sea

We make a quick visit to Gopalpur-On -Sea in the Ganjam District, south of the state of Orissa. Arriving by sleeper train from Kolkata, I wake to realise the temperature has vastly increased and peel off the layers of clothing needed in the North. We…

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A wet walk in Kolkata

A wet walk in Kolkata

It is a wet monday morning and we decide to walk from Dum Dum to Kurmatuli, which takes us through some very old and largely delapidated areas of North Kolkata. This city is made upon layers and layers of different histories and all of them…

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Hebrides: Day 1

Hebrides: Day 1

Notes from the Outer Hebrides September 2012 At some point earlier this summer I get a call from my mother. She’s been so inspired by our family gathering at The Grey Wethers in Wiltshire, that she has decided to go exploring new landscapes herself. She’s…

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