Sunday 3rd feb
Suneil (kidnapped driver) picked us up at 8 and took us to thew travel agent where we paid his boss dude so he could drive us to Rishikesh. it took us 7 hours by car to get there. and we had nowhere to stay once there.
Suneil was expected to drive straight back after he dropped us off which ment 14 hours of continuous driving! so we asked his boss if we could get him a room for the night. supprisingly he agreed! the poor driver works night and day and no matter how far he drives his monthly salery is about a tenner! he sleeps in the car and is saving money as he is getting married in April. his family live on the streets about 3 hours drive from dehli.
The scenery was the same along the way with many people begging and keeping warm by fires. saw elephants and cows towing carts of freshly cut sugar cane. Monkeys stealing food from market vendors who were then chased by the locals with sticks.
We arrived along one side of the river and suneil had to park his car and as there are no cars allowed on the side where we are staying. We had to walk accross a narrow long bridge which crossed the ganges river.
The difference in pace here is amazing! soooo chilled and relaxed. we found a place to stay and the owner was shocked that we got a room for suneil but hey the bloke deserves a goodnights sleep in a proper bed for once!
The best bit is that the room actually has about 2 minutes supply of hot water!! aahhh hot water!! only found out it lasted 2 mins when my head was full of shampoo and it ran out and turned icy! in the last place we just had a bucked in which to wash uuummm nice! so i cant complain.
Thanks again for all the messages and all the congratulations, still shocked myself especially as he did it in front of so many people!
Kate - you can tell Sam to stop laughing when you tell her! (she will know what i mean! ha ha) hope work is ok and you are all well xx still miss you loads xx
Mum and dad and beau - big hugs and kisses hope you are all well! not long till your holiday now I bet goa will be soooo fab!xx
Keri and john - hope you are both well, thanks for the message x i forgot to ask if you can please water my plants next week friday time ish as i did it just before i left! and if there is a fire don't forget to save them as they are my babies!!!