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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

India: Service Station Hell

A colourful Indian truck
The trucks in India might look beautiful, but they still need a backbone of ugly service stations to make them work

To get anything resembling a decent meal in depressing off-season Fatehpur Sikri, I had to walk some three kilometres out of town, beyond the old city walls. It wasn't long before I found myself in the bowels of hell.