Indore to Baroda

Monday August 30, 2010
Indore, Madhya Pradesh to Baroda, Gujarat

Sleeper bus

Sleeper bus

We went out during the morning to try to figure out how to reach our next destination in the state of Gurajat. We were surprised that we couldn’t get easy transport towards the west. We spent the morning at the train reservation office trying to get tickets but there was no way we could go by train. The street near our hotel had a number of private bus agencies and after a bit of price shopping and bargaining we were able to get places in a sleeper bus. Another concept of travel, there are bunk style beds on the bus, double or single, and two rows of the usual seats under the double beds. Seems to be quite a compromise for space. The bus was scheduled to leave late evening and we had a late check-out from the hotel. So with nothing to worry about any longer we went out to explore Indore. A big storm started but we found refuger on a shopping mall. We used the opportunity to resupply some of our toiletries that where about to finish.

Meanwhile we waited for the rain to stop… but it did not stop…

We were at the bus terminal in time for our bus and the rain continued non-stop. Our bus was quite fancy and soon we were comfortably accomodated on our double bunk watching the city lights as we went to the road. One of the disadvantages of the buses we have travelled so far is the lack of onboard toilet. There was a police check-out in the middle of the night and everyone onboard went out to relieve themselves in the side of the road, ourselves included. It was quite funny as the police had to wait until people boarded back to do their check.

Once we reached the road on Gujarat state, the ride was very nice and we only woke up the following day when we arrived in Baroda.

Cow Urine

Cow Urine treatment

Segunda, 30 de Agosto de 2010
Indore, Madhya Pradesh para Baroda, Gujarat

Passamos a manhã tentando resolver como chegar no nosso póximo destino no estado de Gujarat. Ficamos surpresos de não conseguir transporte fácil para o oeste. Gastamos a manhã no escritório de reservas do trem, mas não teve jeito. Na rua perto do nosso hotel ficam as agências particulares de ônibus e depois de conferir os preços e braganhar um pouco conseguimos passagens num ônibus leito. Um jeito diferente de viajar, tem camas tipo beliche, de casal e de solteiro e duas fileiras de poltronas debaixo das camas de casal. Parece ser um arranjo bem apertado. O ônibus parte no final da tarde e tínhamos um check-out tarde to hotel também. Assim, com nada mais para nos preocupar saimos para explorar Indore, infelizmente começou uma tempestade grande, mas nos refugiamos num shopping center. Aproveitamos a oportunidade para comprar alguns items de perfumaria para substituir os nossos que estavam para acabar.

Enquanto isso, esperavamos que a chuva parasse… mas não parou…

Chegamos na hora no terminal de ônibus para nossa viagem e a chuva continuava sem parar. Nosso ônibus era bem “luxuoso” e logo estavamos acomodados comfortavelmente na nossa cama olhando as luzes da cidade a caminho da estrada. Uma das desvantagens dos ônibus que temos viajado, é a ausência de banheiro a bordo. Paramos para uma revista policial e todo mundo desceu para ir se aliviar no lado da estrada, nós inclusive. Foi engraçado pois os policiais tiveram que esperar que todo mundo voltasse para fazer a revista.

Logo que entramos no estado do Gujarat a estrada era muito boa e só acordamos no dia seguinte quando chegamos em Baroda.

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This is the blog about our trip in India, between June and October 2010
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