By DH Koester
In 2007 the writer launched into his 9th and ultimate trip of the And There i used to be series—Incredible India. starting in mythical Kolkata, maneuver your manner via one of many world’s greatest teach stations, domestic to tens of millions of homeless boys residing in tunnels and sewage pipes underneath its flooring. trip by way of rail to the world’s Buddhist pilgrimage heart at Bodhgaya the place Sidhartha struggled for and attained enlightenment. go through Patna at the mom Ganga, domestic to 2 of history’s maximum figures—Chandragupta and Ashoka. input the lofty realm of the Himalayas at Mirik and carry viewers with a high-ranking Tibetan monk in a monastery excessive above an emerald lake. conflict on your existence within the depressing climes of Darjeeling, recuperate within the country of Sikkim and get well within the heat of an idyllic tea zone and the city of Kalimpong. Attend the solemn memorial provider for a fallen soldier and examine the futility of conflict then push directly to India’s distant NE states and the powerful Brahmaputra. within the nation of Meghalaya, the “Abode of the Clouds,” stopover at the rainiest spot in the world and a urban that lives for tune on my own. prior to leaving India, spend time with a low caste relations in a village outdoor Kolkata and research the which means of compassion. eventually, witness first-hand the dichotomies in existence via first vacationing mom Teresa’s domestic for the death then braving the outstretched fingers of the world’s such a lot unique and welcoming prostitutes.
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And There I Was Volume IX: A Backpacking Adventure in India by DH Koester