Meghalaya, Shillong, India
We have 200 km to go today and it's supposed to take 8 hours. That should explain the roads and traffic we're dealing with!
Stalls along the way - garlic and onions-
Meat- I love the refrigeration!
Working with bamboo-
Bamboo collection point-
Rickshaws are everywhere-
Notice the suspended net-
Here is what we travelled through. Sometimes we drive in the right lanes, sometimes in the left.
Instead of working on a few miles at a time, it seems that all of India is under construction-
The switch-backy road was through mountains where it looked like there had been landslides-
To complicate matters, it was raining-
Shillong, the former capital of Assam from 1874, is now, since 1972, in the state of Meghalaya (The Abode of the Clouds). We arrived in the dark - 5:30 so it was difficult to find a hotel. An hour later, we moved into a hostel type place. It was fine.
We're working our way to Myanmar, hoping to cross October 15th, as the FIRST OVERLAND TRUCK EVER through this particular border!