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Oct 13, 2006 - Mandi to Chandigarh

We've now made it to Chandigarh after one of the most frightening driving experiences of our lives - dramatic but true. Any of you who've ridden in a vehicle on an Indian 'highway' will understand, the rest of you will just have to imagine. The center line means nothing, curvy steep road, huge lorries heading straight for you, lots of honking, a cow in the middle of the road around every bend, if a truck breaks down in the middle of the road it stays in the middle of the road until it's fixed, loads of school children walking to/from...

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Apr 17, 2006 - An attempted Ambala

Well, the plan was to spend a night absorbing the local lifestyle at a farmhouse in Ambala. The reality turned out to be a little different... The combination of a long weekend and Indian red tape prevented us from booking the farmhouse, and one look at the Ambala township, changed our minds about trying to get to the farmhouse on our own (in its defence, we later found out that we actually got off at the Ambala Cantonement stop and not the Ambala city stop, which is premusably a lot more inviting). So it was on to Amritsar... but without a...

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