Hotel Dee Marks
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... least being shoved, bombarded by people offering taxis... safe to say we were all glad to have our rucksacks front and back as armour.
Having made it through the crowds the wall of heat hit, somewhat different climate to the mountains. The next challenge was to get to the bus station... You would think that getting a taxi would be a sensible option but 20mins in to our arrival to Dehli we ended up being scammed.
Apparently the metro stop where we were to get the bus was ...
... for our 2 days but wanted to make it absolutely clear that we had to do certain sights in this day and certain the next because certain slights would be closed. He reinforced this point by going through one by one and circling on the map in pen every sight that we will be visiting and in his dull drab thick Indian voice he explained "if you go to here... It be closed... And this one it be closed.... This one it be closed... This one not be closed but this one... It ...
... They were very nice and spent some time telling us about some of the different spices, and we got out after only spending five bucks. Which was undoubtedly way too much, but again, who cares.
Then we had a conversation with our rickshaw driver in which it became clear that the 20 in the price he had quoted us was 20 dollars, not 20 rupees (20 rupees is about 35 cents). He was very apologetic and increased the scope of the trip, and we were mostly amused at ...
... front comes off second best.
We moved on to share chaat which I can only describe as Indian Nachos..maybe. You order the tomato, curd, sweet and sour sauce topped with minced peas with a choice of starch inside. We tried triangular biscuits (pakora), some soft, almost soggy bread-like dumplings, and a baked potato. We then proceeded to share a Shahi Panneer (cottage cheese with a creamy gravy and dried water melon seeds and cashews) curry with ...
... around New and Old Delhi on metros and auto rickshaws in an attempt to have Sarah see as many sights as possible in a few short days, highlights of which included the location where Ghandi took his final steps, beautiful temples, an evening light show, and of course many markets for incredible shopping. After 5 weeks of being in Delhi, the time had come to explore other parts of the country, and with my younger sister in tow, I was excited to do ...