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Gazette 77

INDIA - In The Footsteps Of The Buddha 17-31 October 2009

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NB Full details of the trip itinerary are embedded in the photopages here

Friday 23 October Kushinagar

Burmese temple   Burmese temple
The Kushinagar
Burmese temple roof / Sheila at the temple

Mahaparinirvana Temple   
Derek at the Mahaparinirvava temple which houses the beautiful reclining image
of the Buddha at his passing (photographs here)

Lunchtime  Lunch
Karma & Derek enjoy a Bhutanese gin & fluorescent green soft drink with lunch
at a small roadside restaurant on the way back to Varanasi

Saturday 24 October Train to Delhi

Autorickshaw  Railway station
Sheila is amused as the driver crams our baggage into the back of autorickshaw to go to Varanasi station /
Sharing fresh water chestnuts on the platform awaiting our train to Delhi

On the train  On the train
Relaxing with an Indian brandy & soft drink on the train

fields  Fields
Train passing through endless fields of ripe crops

Karma & Sheila   Sunset
Karma & Sheila practising with train bed sheet how to arrange the half kira (part of Bhutanese national dress)
he brought her from his wife Passang / Sunset over the countryside

Sunset  drinks
Our on-train cocktail cabinet (right)

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 2009