Ride Overland With Kanchan & Nick

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Monthly Archives: February 2012

February 29, 2012


It was a nervous yet excited feeling we had when we were leaving India.  We were really leaving our comfort zone!  We had booked a hotel for the first couple of nights close to the metro rail not too far from the airport as we knew we’d be making trips to the cargo terminal.  The […]

February 26, 2012


Kolkata is one city that has always interested me!  It definitely did not fail once we got there.  We attempted to cross the New Howrah bridge only to be entangled in a neverending jam with buses and the famous yellow ambassador taxis.  After what felt like forever we made it across and found ourselves surrounded […]

February 25, 2012

Patna Sahib

Visiting Patna Sahib Gurudwara was an amazing adventure.  I know that technically going to Gurudwara and especially one of the 5 Thakts should be something calming and spiritual, but for us it was a whirlwind!  The streets near the Gurudwara were congested and tiny with every vehicle (that means ox driven carts too) that you […]

February 24, 2012

Hellbent on Kolkata

We left Shillong and had to make a side trip to Guwahati on the way to Kolkata because we were having some trouble with our SIM card and internet that we had bought there.  That made us a little late and by the time we hit a little outside of Nalbari it was around the […]

February 23, 2012

Shillong & Sohra

Our goal was to get to Shillong…and from there regroup…if we wanted to go to Patna or on to Kolkata.  Our nerves were getting best of us and we were banking on getting to Kolkata as soon as we could.  On the way to Shillong we passed a few coal mining towns.  Which meant we […]

February 22, 2012

Halflong Aizwal & Agartala…FAIL

The road to Haflong to meet Charu and Kuldeep was another hell of a ride!  We wondered if we were going to have a repeat of our Nepal exiting experience since there seemed to be lack of a highway although people and damn Google Maps said otherwise! It was about 200 kilometers of pure refined […]

February 22, 2012


Nick’s good childhood friends, Kuldeep and Charu are in Haflong (Assam) and we decided it would be awesome to go see them as we had met the whole Ambala crew.  We mapped out our route and decided that on the way to Haflong we’d visit Nagaland.  This time we were able to do our reseach […]

February 20, 2012

Now this is more like it!

Over this trip we have learned something.  With this bike, at least in India, it’s always better to stay in smaller cities or villages.  I don’t know what it is, if city folk have lost respect for others, their space, and other’s belongings or what but it’s a pain in the ass.  When we go […]

February 18, 2012

Finally—the sun!

As soon as we set foot in Assam, it got warmer…yay!!!  This means our laundry might dry!  Since Nepal, locals grow banana and bamboo and the same goes for Assam and the other 6 sister states.  You also see a lot of supari palms and coconut palms surrounding the bamboo woven houses (it’s amazing what […]

February 16, 2012

Gangtok! Gangtok!

The ride from Darjeeling to Gangtok was a pretty easy, unexceptional ride.  We passed by the Sikkim Distillery but unfortunately they weren’t giving tours since it was a Sunday.  Once we got to Gangtok, our first order of business was to find a place to stay (our least favorite thing to do)!  Everything was a […]