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On the road to tea plantations, monsoon in Sikkim, & crossing border to Nepal

It was four in the afternoon and I’d finally finished everything that was holding me in Bongaigaon. There was a slight drizzle starting to squirt down and the sky to the west was dark and ominous. The guys were telling … Continue reading

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Building a new motorcycle & friendships in Assam

My poor busted up motorcycle sat waiting for me at the local police station in Bongaigaon. One of the top police insisted that I keep my cases and everything I left behind in his office. It took half a day … Continue reading

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Returning home to heal up & back to India to fix up

Home felt so far away while I was in the hospital, but in just twenty-four hours giant metal cans in the sky delivered me. I’ve flown a ridiculous amount of flights in my life, but planes still boggle my mind. … Continue reading

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Painted nails, hospital snakes, goodbyes, & armed police escort to airport

For my last few days in the hospital they moved me to a regular ward. It was kind of sad to leave my nurses from the Vip ward, but they came to visit me whenever they could. Also, I had … Continue reading

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My nurses, hospital family, & getting my hair did

My first ten days in the hospital were spent in the vip ward. Most of this time I was flat on my back feeling paralyzed by the pain from my spinal headache. I memorized the entire ceiling. There were some … Continue reading

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Surgery & being a zoo animal

In the beginning I thought I might end up having to be in the hospital for a few days, but I had to give up those hopes. That first day, I was still thinking I would just heal up in … Continue reading

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Indian markets

One of the best parts of India is wandering through a local market and sending your senses into overdrive. In India, no matter the time of day, you will find people selling, bartering, and cooking. The smells in the air … Continue reading

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Assam weed & wash, Meghalaya, Cherrapunji family, Khasi & Garo hills

The guys that I met in Jorhat gave me a phone number of a guy to call when I reached Guwahati, which is a big city in central Assam. Supposedly he would be able to help me with everything I … Continue reading

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Assam, rhinos n’ elephants, & Indian love

Coming out of the hills and into the state of Assam is like entering a new country. It felt like coming into India from SE Asia for a second time. Everything became colorful and vibrant, loud and confusing, and new … Continue reading

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