Travelsonabike2 India Wednesday 2nd-November-2016. Gorakhpur to Aralaj. 103 miles. Just as well, I was up early this morning; the boy who was looking after the rooms on my floor was a bit too keen! 6 am, the phone went, and he started saying something to which I didn’t have a clue. The next thing I heard him say was that he was coming to my room. 2 seconds later, there was a knock on the door, and there he stood with a newspaper. He tried to come in the room, but I wasn’t having any of it and said thank you and closed the door.
A few minutes later, there was another knock on the door this time, he had a clean towel and gestured to come in and change it over, once he was in, I had a nightmare trying to get rid of him. I just wanted to pack my stuff up and get going, but he wasn’t taking the hint. So, in the end, I just shooed him out!
It was a really pleasant ride out of Gorakhpur this morning it was all through the woods, which made a nice change. Most of the roads I’ve been on have been open with no shade. Unfortunately, it never lasted for long, and I was back out in the open.
I was going to stop a lot earlier today as I thought it might be a bit hard to find anywhere, but the hotel I went to check in to just didn’t feel right. I wasn’t very happy where Passepartout was going to be, and after all, if Passepartout isn’t safe, then there’s no way I’m staying! There were other hotels in the town, but I just did my normal can’t be arsed thing and left! Hence I had to cycle another 30 miles and into the night. But at least I feel more comfortable knowing Passepartout is safe, he’s in my room!
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