Garry McGivern’s South Asia bike-ride, India, Thursday, 13th-October-2016. In Dhule. I debated with myself last night whether I should leave today. But seeing as I’m only feeling okay when I’m not doing anything, and the moment I do anything, I get short of breath and all hot and sweaty again! I think it may be wise to stay put for another day or two, as the next town where I would get a hospital is 160 miles away.
I’ve been having a couple of issues with the internet. So the hotel owner’s son Deepam (who’s been looking after me since I’ve been here and who I thought was the hotel manager) came to my room and sorted it all out for me. And put me onto the hotel’s wifi rather than the public one. After sorting out the internet for me, Deepam stayed for a good hour or two, chatting with me.
Deepam said that “The Hotel Ganapati Palace” used to be on the main road that ran through the town and was always busy. But now there’s a bypass around town not so many people come anymore! I had a nice conversation with Deepam. He has really good English, so talking with him was easy. It’s just like being at my very own “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”!
I went for a little walk this afternoon, only around the block, just to see how I felt and to get a change of scenery. It’s getting pretty boring being in the same place for so long. Although I am still spending a lot of time sleeping, and now that Deepam has fixed the internet for me, I can bore you all with my blogs and videos!
There’s not really a lot to see around here, just the usual little shops carrying out their business.