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tell me about your se asia trips

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what happens in SE Asia stays in SE Asia


Except the STDs

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I feel like even India would be a good place to see for about a week and then the novelty would wear off and it's about time to pack the bags and get the fuck out of there. It's hard to imagine how you spent months there dealing with the daily rigors of Indian life

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go spend a week in kiribati and then bitch. i flew home from tarawa in 2011 and got off the plane in los angeles and walked out front and these two dudes had just gotten home from calcutta and their friend picked them up and met them on the sidewalk with a huge american flag which they proceeded to hug and kiss and wrap up in, one of them yelling I LOVE YOU AMERICAAAAA and the other one saying how good it was to be in a real country instead of fuging india. damn rookies, idk what they were doing there but dudes sack up, i just spent a week on a wall-less bamboo platform with naked kids and wild dog attacks

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i would do india in a heartbeat. i've always wanted ride the train system, explore the western border near pakistan, and enter tibet through sikkim in the far northeast.

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Phillipines

 

El Nido

 

 

all those other places will soon forgotten....you'll probably just want to stay there.

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Indian trains are incredibly dangerous and get robbed like once a week.

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how is that not awesome

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Have we learned nothing from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

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stay away from shitty little king kids and you'll be fine

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how is that not awesome

 

http://archives.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=27100

[b]The band of about 40 robbers, some of whom were travelling as passengers, stopped the train in the Chittaranjan jungles in West Bengal around midnight.[/b] Shrestha-- who had boarded the train at Ranchi in Jharkhand, the place of his posting--was in seat no. 47 in coach AC3. 

“They started snatching jewelry, cell phones, cash, laptops and other belongings from the passengers,” Shrestha recalled. The soldier had somehow remained a silent spectator amidst the melee, but not for long. [b]He had had enough when the robbers stripped an 18-year-old girl sitting next to him and tried to rape her right in front of her parents. He then took out his khukuri and took on the robbers.[/b]
 

“The girl cried for help, saying ´You are a soldier, please save a sister´,” Shrestha recalled. “I prevented her from being raped, thinking of her as my own sister,” he added. He took one of the robbers under control and then started to attack the others. [b]He said the rest of the robbers fled after he killed three of them with his khukuri and injured eight others.[/b]

During the scuffle he received serious blade injury to his left hand while the girl also had a minor cut on her neck. “They had carried out their robbery with swords, blades and pistols. The pistols may have been fake as they didn´t open fire,” he surmised.

The train resumed its journey after some 20 minutes and a horde of media persons and police were present when it reached Chittaranja station. Police arrested the eight injured dacoits and recovered around 400,000 Indian rupees in cash, 40 gold necklaces, 200 cell phones, 40 laptops and other items that the fleeing robbers dropped in the train. 

Police escorted Shrestha to the Railways Hospital after the rescued girl told them about his heroic deed. Mainstream Indian media carried the story. The parents of the girl, who was going for her MBBS studies, also announced a cash award of Indian rupees 300,000 for him but he has not met them since. 

“Even the veins and arteries in my left hand were slit but the injury has now healed after two months of neurological treatment at the Command Hospital in Kolkata,” he said showing the scar. [b]“Fighting the enemy in battle is my duty as a soldier; taking on the dacoits in the train was my duty as a human being,”[/b] said the Indian army nayak, who has been given two guards during his month-long holidays in Nepal.

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guess i'll be buying a khukuri

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anyway i'm guessing you get what you pay for more or less. if you take slum trains where people ride the goddamn roof then yes you're likely to be attacked by a band of bloodthirsty terrible india pirates but if you spend a couple bucks and take express trains you're probably fine

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