Travel Blogs from New Delhi
... and send you off walking for 1km the wrong way and looking to your right/left. Three, whoever you ask ignores you completely and continues on with what they were doing. It is for these reasons that I have been searching high and low for reliable, accurate maps of India. These maps appeared not in paper form from a tourist information centre (they charge for their maps, which are usually drawn on ms paint with a few bits of clip art thrown in ...
I spent my last evening in Jaipur trolling around the city market. I was hoping to find a little pair of beaded camel leather slippers that Caroline asked me to see if I could find for her. It wasn't quite as easy as I thought it was going to be. There is such a variation of prices, quality and styles, so trying to find the right ones takes some time and energy, and I don't love walking out of their shops empty handed, when they don't have what I am looking for. So instead I ended ...
... and knowing in the back of our heads that we had another long train journey that evening. Lodi gardens was a beautiful place to take half hour to relax and restore ourselves for the train to Varanasi. Another delayed train (surprise) but we make it to Varanasi and are thrown into the festival atmosphere. Were up early to do a city tour and visit some lovely temples, including the monkey god Hanuman, with lots of actual monkeys hanging around! We book a boat ride for the Ganges ...
... counted out 4 x 100 rupee notes and
passed them over, after Peter checked in his hand there was only 3 x 100
rupee notes. This was almost becoming a game. Finally Peter said "
where's my other 100 note?" and the shop keeper still had it in hand. You have to give
it to him, he was quick. Very quick, Bloody annoying, but quick. I guess
it would work well if someone was drunk.
After finally getting the drinks and whiskey we left to ...
... it was quite modern. We had to walk out to the tarmac to board our plane, an airbus, Indigo Airlines. We were all mostly situated in the front rows, all coach class. The seating space was designed for children, not adults. Our knees touched the seat in front of us, so we knew we were in for an interesting three hour flight.
Snacks were served and they were okay. The flight was fine and we were soon in Delhi, India.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility