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... Their shirts said "St. Mark's" which I presume is a Christian school, but amongst the childring were both Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus - I'm a little confused (and impressed)
From the temple we went to Rajpath with is the Promenade running from the houses of government to India Gate. It's all very grand and very British colonial. It sort of reminded me of The Mall in Washington DC.
Gandhi is, rightly, a hero here. So a visit to the National Gandhi Museum was a ...
... that he will be our driver tomorrow." I replied, "I know. I am not sure he will live that long." Bill agreed, "Ya, if your Dad was a driver in India, he would be Sukhdev!" I exclaimed, "Yes, you are totally right!" Bill then mused, "We could be the last two people to ever see him alive." I nodded in agreement, then stated, "Unless we die in the fiery crash with him..." And then we laughed and returned to ...
... as she was engrossed in wedding or shopping talk ( not sure which).
Anyway having survived this excitement we dropped into a shop and Gill bought a couple of pashminas (100%) Kashmir goat , where they originate from). Apparently they only use the wool from the neck of the goat to ensure it is the finest. Well that is what the bloke selling them to us said.... So it must be true.
following this ...
6:30 alarm wakes us, and it's straight out of bed for a quick sluice. Tonight we'll be in our beautiful India!
I've asked for a final Nasi Goreng for breakfast, last night's was so good. But I think coffee now, not Bintang! Baska just has coffee. We sit out on the street and eat/drink, watching the market come to life. Noisy, smelly, colourful, exciting. We could be in India already.
While we sit here, Charlie, the owner of the ...
... support pole in the middle just a long sagging cable being weighed down by carts. After a quick safety assessment we decided it was good enough for us and enjoyed the incredible view over the lakes and the city.
We were also lucky enough to get out into the green surroundings by way of a 2-hour horse trek, which meandered (and at some stages trotted and cantered) through beautiful scenery and villages celebrating the festival with music and dancing.
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