Inevitably in India, the best laid travel plans (or in our case, often the last minute ones) go awry. Trains and buses are notorious for epically slow journeys, with more often that not, large pauses in the trip for various reasons. India – where everything is possible but not always available…and what was ‘not available’ in this case? Well, the train tracks, which for some unfathomable reason had been removed part-way through our trip.
Around 4 hours into the old “we just need to wait another 20 minutes so don’t go too far from the train” we realised we were probably in for the long haul. So we waited at a random stop for the tracks to be relaid in order that we might continue our journey meanwhile capturing life as it went on around us.