Project 365: Day 141 – Hung. Over! 3


19th November 2014 – Darjeeling, India

There is nothing saintly about an old monk, as I would find out today.
The body was left dehydrated, and the soul rushed to fly away.
I was too weak to even get up or get going, and if not for a fleeting moment
in a railway carriage, this whole project would have been at bay.
Himalayan railways, Darjeeling

The mood of the day, was dark and sombre. – Darjeeling, India

Ah, the old monk from yesterday, killed me today!

Seen the fancy new old monk bottle? Click here for one of my chief nemesis!

I lost track of how much I was drinking. And also lost track of common sense, which normally has me hydrated by drinking water on the side. And when I woke up today, I had the most stinging headache I ever had. I barely got up to go have some breakfast. A toast later, I was sure I had to throw up, so came back in. After lying down again, woke up in the afternoon.

Went out to get a little drink, and managed to click my only picture of the day, of a lady sitting sombre inside a railway carriage. It somehow blended with my mood for the day too. I found a tea stall, had a sip of herbal tea. Only to run back to my room in a few minutes, throwing up again.

By night, I was scared to even touch any food, because whatever went into my stomach, was going out at almost the same pace. I could almost feel my intestines ready to come out too. Of all the places, I had chosen the cold Darjeeling, to fall sick. It was terrible. Painful, and terrible.

I took a couple of tablets for the headache, and went back to sleep again. Still afraid to eat anything. My plan was to leave to Bhutan, the following day. I doubt it now. I highly doubt it.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.


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