Tuesday, April 20, 2010

i love trains in india
today's journey: delhi to amritsar


air-conditioned chair cars where the seats are like airplane seats but with more room or air-conditioned sleeper cars where you get a wide berth outfitted with linens, a pillow and a towel. it's all good.

and what's really great is that at every stop, a bunch of vendors like the guy in the photo jump on and roam the aisles selling surprisingly good food and drink at reasonable prices. the best cardamom milk tea ever in the world for a mere 5 rupees (about 11 cents), freshly (well, mostly freshly) cooked yummy little patties made of potatoes and veggies replete with bread and super spicy sauce for 25 rupees. pakoras, sandwiches... even ice cream.