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Bowling out of Bombay

36 °C

We have left India early due to needing the sun and also because we have finally has enough of the 'Indian' way. Although our journey so far has been great, India has been largely frustrating. We have had a good time in Mumbai but decided to call an emergency board meeting. I know what you are all thinking; tough decisions need to be taken. What will the intrepid duo do next? Well, I will tell you, we have tackled this problem head on and decided to jet out to Thailand. Phuket to be precise. What a liberating choice that was to make too! Ah, I almost forgot, the 'tan-off' has also commenced. Charlie has little chance of winning this though...

...Actually, Charlie won the inaugural competition back in Menorca in June. So my chances of taking the title are slim. Anyway, where was I, oh yes - India! Can you believe it, we tried to get tickets for the third one day cricket international between Indian and the West Indies and they were priced at near on £100!! The Indian Cricket board have been complaining in the press about empty stadiums and the Indian public not supporting their national sport. What do they expect?? The average wage in Mumbai is well under £10,000 per year and the average annual salary for the rest of the country far lower than that. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the social illogic we have encountered. This is all of course part of the greater journey we are on, and also a big learning curve for us both, but we are glad to have moved on.

Thailand has been great so far; the people charming, the food very tasty and the beaches simply gorgeous. Charlie will give you a full update on our island hopping in 36 degrees heat!!

Ross and Charlie

Posted by charlieandross 07:34 Archived in Thailand

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Glad you've arrived safe and sound and are now in a position to recharge your batteries, eat good food and top the tans up. Enjoy.
Keep the photographs coming, they add a real flavour to your reports.
Looking forward to the next chapter. In the meantime, stay safe, much love,
Mum and Dad B xx

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