Travelsonabike2 India Monday 31st-October-2016

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in India on Monday, 31st-October-2016. Lucknow to Faizabad. 79 miles. Well, they certainly know how to party here. The fireworks went on all night! I think the last ones I heard were at about 2 am. Even when I got up this morning, I could still hear the odd firework being let off somewhere! And they’re still letting them off here in Faizabad tonight. It’s getting a bit boring now!

Indian man on a bike
Local cyclist

Fast ride today without a stop. Well, not stopping properly, as in getting off the bike and sitting down somewhere. I couldn’t see the point. I wasn’t going to take a chance on eating something just in case, as my stomach still didn’t feel good!

Mud huts
The buildings have changed now to more like mud huts
Early Finish?

As a consequence of not stopping, I arrived in Faizabad pretty early and immediately set about finding a hotel. The first one I found was all closed up. Perhaps they were having a refit. And went off in search of another one. Just around the corner, I found two more hotels, but they were also closed! I started to wonder whether this was some sort of tourist town and it was now out of season. Everywhere had closed!

I carried on looking and found more hotels, but they were also closed. I went up to one of them and got talking to the manager. He told me it was a public holiday, so all the staff were off! I asked if there were any hotels around that would be open, and he said no! After doing my, I’ve travelled a long way and really wanted to stay in this town routine he eventually said that I could stop. But it would be room only and no services, that was fine by me that’s all I wanted anyway!

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