India is a land of immense contrast. The sublime and the abysmal touch each other in ways that take your breath away. Our 3-week journey through the Northeast part of the country was amazing, yet both physically and emotionally difficult. We stayed in 8 hotels or lodges; traveled by air 3 times, by train twice, and by car too many times to count. Driving in India is as close to a death-wish experience as I ever hope to get.
Papyrus Tours (England) organized our trip. There were 5 of us in the group, plus the Papyrus leader, Geoff, his wife, Christine, and our guide from India, Dhruba. The tourists were Anne and Peter from Switzerland (David and I met them in Africa last year), Wendy and Winnie from Australia, and me.