A few updates
So I have been in India for over a week now (currently at Varanasi) and already a few unpleasant things have happened. First my father’s wallet was pick- pocketed at the railway station in Kolkata and the second thing was our bicycles went missing for 3 days, after the railway authorities failed to unload them upon our arrival at Varanasi. We were down in spirits for the 3 days. But now that we have gotten our bikes back we are good to go.
My fathers Indian visa will expire in 10 days so our India leg is quite a rush, we won’t be able to do much cycling in India. But cycling in India is really not easy as the streets are so congested it is just too dangerous to cycle you have to battle it out with pedestrians, people on bicycles, rickshaws, auto rickshaws, motorbikes and motorcars. If you are in their way they will honk at you till you let them pass! I pity the rickshaw riders (mostly elderly folk) as they get honked at the most especially when they are carrying passengers.
Will write more about Kolkata and Varanasi in my next post.