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Travel Blogs from New Delhi
... a very large mosque (Jamma Masjid - simply inspiring), and an external viewing of the Red Fort. The latter is a massive feature ("massive" will become a rather commonly used term throughout this book). While later in the day we visit our equivalent of a sacred site. In this case, one of supreme National importance. The ghat of Mahatma Gandhi: his cremation site. A most solemn place for all Indians.
The mosque is ...
... i had googled and the pin had dropped a five minute walk from our hotel,alas google was wrong. We were 25km from central Delhi. With only two auto rickshaws in sight we went to find a price, which naturally ended with both rickshaw drivers screaming blue murder at each other with a slightly bewildered us sandwiched in between. We heard a shout of '300 rupees' which was good enough for us and jumped in before fists started to fly! Finally we were dropped a short walk ...
... that spicy was okay with us, he found us some little holes in the wall for delicious fried chickpea patties with curd and chilli sauce; frozen milk sweets; and lunch at 4.30pm where we had mutton (goat) rogan josh and dhal makhani (black lentils).
* food continued - spice markets in the bazaar were just amazing, and although we hadn't intended on spending more on spices than our 3 nights accommodation we justified it by the smell of the saffron ...
... society. Each newly franchised
private hospital becomes part of the Merrygold Health Network. Merrygold
hospitals offer affordable maternal care at pre-fixed rates. A traditional
delivery costs 2,999 rupees (roughly $50) and a C-section costs 8,000 rupees
(roughly $130). The fact that the rate is fixed helps ease fears that the
private hospital will charge the maximum amount they think the couple can
afford to ...
... lovely and the staff can't do enough for you. We sate by the pool all morning and then organized all our suitcases in preparation for the flight.
There were large protests in Delhi yesterday for the 5 year-old girl who was brutalized and raped over a two-day period by a nut. The police have arrested the culprit but apparently crimes against women, even if they are only 5 years old are not taken seriously. ...