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Finally had an Indian train ride; Jaipur to Jhansi. On the platform waiting for our late train:

the fruit and water seller.

We stopped in fertile farming country to visit this woman’s small farm.

And see her stepwheel well.

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Down the road, their neighbors make bricks.

While across the road, theirs the temple of flags honors the memory of a local sadhu.

On Monday I leave for Bhutan!  I started planning this trip last summer and now it’s really happening.  Forty plus years ago I spent two months in Nepal and a few days in India.  Finally, finally I am going back to the sub-continent of my greatest fascination. I plan to upload pictures and give them some context whenever the technology permits.  I doubt I’ll be able to do so from Bhutan but will try once I get to New Delhi. Stay tuned….

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