An Englishman, an Indian and a Chicken, board a train…

Memories of train travel, India…

CraSh Williams' Blog

…almost the start to a great joke!

I had to get back to Delhi – I had my ticket to leave Varanasi, sometime around 1pm Sunday. India has a huge train network, probably the biggest rail network in the World – it’s certainly India’s largest employer. When it works, it’s fantastic and certainly a great way to see the country though when it goes tits-up, it really does!

Booking tickets is fairly straight forward if you’ve an Indian credit card or family member who can book you a ticket online. Otherwise it means joining the queue at the station and waiting in line. Not speaking the language there’s an almost 100% chance you’ll get something wrong which will see you starting the whole process over again.

They also have something called the ‘waiting list’ where you buy a ticket though you’re not assigned any seat – the idea being that…

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