RYAN CHAMBERS
MISSING IN INDIA SINCE AUGUST 2005
 
 

The Beginning.

Ryan and his friend, John Booker flew out of Adelaide on 19 June 2005 for Kuala Lumpur. After they spent the night there with a friend they arrived in Chennai, India on the 20th, planning to spend 8 months in the country.

They both experienced culture shock, never having been in a place of so many people, with the traffic, noise and different way of living of the Indian people. While they had reservations at a nice hotel, a breakdown in communication (or by the driver's design) meant their taxi delivered them to a seedy, rundown hotel.

They didn't realise they were at the wrong hotel until a taxi delivered them back to the right one the following day after some sightseeing.

They decided to go to Pondicherry a couple of days later. They both loved it, and over the next 2 months travelled to Kochi, Coimbatore, Goa, Ooty, Managalore and Varanasi. Along the way, they met many interesting people, both Indian and foreign tourists or backpackers.

In Varanasi, Ryan purchased a sitar and case, something he had planned to do, and which he was prepared to lug around for the remainder of the trip. He also had a quick lesson or two. After a 20 hour train trip, Ryan and John arrived in Rishikesh about 20 August 2005.

 

John Booker (L) and Ryan (R) at Adelaide Airport, South Australia- 19 June 2005 

 
 

Above L-R: Genevieve Booker, Stewart Booker, Naomi Booker, John, Ryan, Dianne Chambers & Jock Chambers at Adelaide Airport.

 

 
 

Ryan and John somewhere in India, believed to be Calangute, Goa-before Rishikesh

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