Cycle Touring India Saturday 22nd October. Indore to Sehore. 91 miles. 

It’s been a fairly flat and uneventful ride today I’ve just been putting the miles in.

Garry McGivern
Leaving the hotel this morning

As I was leaving the hotel this morning I noticed a sign pinned to the lift saying “all rooms had to be vacated on the 22nd and 23rd for government officials!” Think I was a bit lucky getting a room last night and just as well I didn’t arrive today!The only reason I put in such a long day yesterday was to get to Indore as i’ve A; not had a beer since leaving Dhule! And B; I’ve been eating “pure veg food” since leaving Mumbai and I knew that there was western style hotels in Indore where I could have got a beer and some meat, two things I really enjoy! So it was a double disappointment not to find a hotel!

I was going to push on to Bhopal tonight for the same reasons as above, but passing through Sehore I just noticed this place the hotel Cresent the sign said “hotel, bar and restaurant” the key word being bar!

I cycled in to be met by a man who didn’t speak any English but he obviously knew what I wanted and before I knew it Passepartout and I were being shown to a room which was more like an igloo in shape, in fact the whole hotel was a cluster of igloo shaped buildings.

Strange looking hotel
My hotel for the night

Not only could I get a beer here but the hotel restaurant sold meat!

After last night’s disappointment it was a triple bonus, beer, meat and Passepartout safe in the room with me! What more could I ask for? Maybe the internet but hey I’ll take meat and beer tonight instead!

Nearly started to regret ordering the butter chicken tonight when all I got was a spoon to eat it with!

And I drank the bar dry which is nothing really surprising,  not that I drank a huge amount (I could have had they not sold out!) but I remember my last trip to India the bars always ran out, they just don’t stock enough, well not enough for some fat overweight European o a cycle tour!

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