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Delhi has the hustle and bustle of any city. Karol Bagh and Chandi Chowk markets were crowded and there was lots of buying and selling. It is noticeable, however, that there is a lot of people - all trying to earn a living. As we came out of the Red Fort we were instantly surrounded by a number of rickshaw drivers bargaining for our business. Tom successfully haggled us a 10p discount, only to end up paying it as we did not have the correct money ...
... We then felt like it was a good time to duck out and head back. We were still on the same road but didn't want to go too much further for our comfort zone. We were all in awe to say the least. We couldn't believe that we had just become a part of that wonderful celebration. And that was only about five minutes if it. I can't wait to see what more is like!!! This was definitely one of the best ends to our first full ...
... medians between roads have people living on them. They eat, sleep and deficate wherever they can. We have literally seen hundreds of people sleeping or begging on the curb of major roads inches from being hit by a car.
Fourth, their government taxes anything it can. They have a VAT (Value Added Tax) on all food at 12.5%, all bubbly drinks (soda) and alcohol at 20%. They even tax you on the taxes you paid at another 5%. And of course ...
... head to Delhi and trust that I will get a train reservation. I had been checking the india railway website for available bookings for weeks. It did not look promising. Why you may ask....well... it is now summer holdiays...in the north. Sounds like a pattern. My spontaneous nature was being challenged...once again. Damn. I just want to go with the flow. HAHA I stopped in at a local travel agent in Rishikesh for some train info. He told me to go to the "Foreign Quota" office at ...
... at the Indian rate, without even asking. And just to make the ticket officer feel they've done the right thing, I tried to break out into some random conversational Hindi with Furquan (usually 'mujhe bhoook lagee hai', translated - 'I'm soo hungry') but it gets a smile and gives them a sense of confirmation, I hope. Khan Market is the equivalent of Soho in London. We were just there to browse as we had read its the 21st most expensive retail high street in the ...
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