Bike-Ride To Australia 14th-December 2011

Bike-Ride To Australia 14th-December 2011 Akola to Tivsa 81 miles. Tonight’s accommodation is my cheapest so far! It’s cost less than £4! Although if you could see it for yourself, you wouldn’t want to pay more than £4! I’ve actually put my tent up in the room and am sleeping in that tonight. It worked well last night at keeping the mossies out. So I thought I’d do the same tonight. Besides, my tent is a lot cleaner!

Tent clothes and bicycle
My campsite in the guesthouse

After setting up camp in the guest house, I went to find something to eat and drink, as in beer drink! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any beer. And even had trouble finding some fizzy pop! Finding food wasn’t a problem, there are food stalls everywhere! While eating at one of the stalls, I kept hearing the owner say “cyclist” whenever he spoke to somebody! So he either saw me as I cycled into town, which I doubt very much. The road I came in on is nowhere near his stand! I think it’s more likely that word gets around when some idiot on a bike cycles into town!

Am I Repeating Myself?

I may have said the other day I’m never alone and always get surrounded by people. You can hear them on their phones telling their friends that there’s a westerner in town! I don’t get the whole conversation, but I do hear “Englander” a lot! Before I know where I am, I’m surrounded by a mob of young men. All wanting to take their photo with me and shake my hand! And they all ask the same question, “do I like India and its people?” The police even stopped me today and asked the same question!

Talking to a cotton farmer tonight, he said the food gets less spicy as you get nearer to Calcutta. I wasn’t aware of it being that spicey now! Sure there’s a bit of a kick, but it’s certainly not too hot. Unless they tone it down for me? Speaking of food, lunchtime usually consists of a dhal served with chapatis. Or I’ll have samosa’s, and none of these has been too spicy. Supper is a bit more of a challenge, and I’m never too sure what it is I’m being served! But it’s always nice.

Subscribe to Garry’s blog and follow Garry’s journey around the world. Plus, you’ll receive news and updates on future tours.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial