Back again in Sanawad - big Saturday night out for us. I picked my nose on the bus journey over in full public display and casually flicked it out the window. When in India....
Random bit of info - Coke apparently has no added fruit (as proudly stated on the sides of the bottles here). You must be as surprised to find that out as I am.
Sadly Nix's camera battery charger has been fried by the fluctuating voltage here. We are hoping we can replace that in Mumbai or it will mean an end to the photo/video components to our journey (other than via my little phone camera!). Back to surrendering again – “just enjoy” as they say here ;)
We had an aloo gobi in town. As the restaurant owner chatted away to us, we mentioned getting a bus back to Omkareshwar later in the evening. He started to shake his head and look at his watch in a not very encouraging fashion. Oh dear. We had to run our dinner off a few seconds later to catch the last bus back. It was a good couple of miles through the dusty, dark town to the bus stand. We’ve done more walking (and running) today than we would do in a month in Cape Town. Feels good.
We managed to just make the last bus. The backwater roads on the way to Omkareshwar have no street lights at all, and I could see the bus didn’t have much in the way of lights either which was encouraging. There were more lights on inside the bus than outside it. I think the driver had turned them all on to help him see the road. And as it was Saturday night, he kept stopping off at all the small villages to say hello to his mates. As you do. He seemed to have a lot of mates.