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Where I Slept: Gorakhpur, India


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Gorakhpur, India

Gorakhpur, India | 30 November, 2006 | $2.80 (my portion, shared with 2 others)

The journey from Lumbini, Nepal to Varnasi, India was too long to complete in one day so the couple I’d met in Lumbini and I stopped in Gorakhpur, India after crossing the border. Its a town of no interest to tourists and I found myself watching kids play soccer in the field behind our hotel for entertainment. You can read a bit more about the journey to Indiain the post I wrote at the time.

After spending the night in Gorakhpur we were directed to what turned out to be the wrong train. A conductor kicked us off in the middle of nowhere, at a stop with no station and directed us to wait for the next rain. We ended up sitting beside the tracks for three hours being intensely studied by a group of curious locals, as you can see in the video below.

Indian Staring Contest from Megan Kearney on Vimeo.

2 responses to “Where I Slept: Gorakhpur, India”

  1. Dottie Avatar

    Reading about your travels is amazing and inspiring!

  2. Megan Avatar

    Thanks so much Dottie. I feel the same way about your blog! I have a bunch of film cameras I don’t use much that you’ve inspired me to dust off.