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... trying to put you in an auto-rickshaw (again, at your expense) and taking you to the Government of India's "official" tourism office to book your tickets for onward travel, again, huge comissions going all round. The official Govermentment of India's tourism office is on Janpath street, which is less than a minute walk south of Connaught Place. All the others pose as official, but are just travel agents out to rip tourists off. When in South East Asia, if you ...
... and a beer.
We were able to get access to Wifi, so we posted the first blog entry and check email, Facebook, etc.
The line was huge to board the A380, so we waited until most of the crowd boarded, so we did not have to wait very long.
The flight was uneventful and I was able to read a bit and sleep some more. Bill watched some episodes of the Vikings and slept for a while too.
We landed at 1:30 am local time and we ...
... careers, pensions and mortgages weakening my resolve and at times forcing me to consider options I never thought possible I.e. Refusing to continue my journey into enlightenment. I must confess that I fell into shadow, a confused and desperate man looking to the career lords for wisdom and hope. I considered joining the masses of people whose happiness is tied up in work and iPhones. I nearly lost myself, but alas help came from the most unlikely source.
For a year and ...
... a short teaching in Mcleod on the 16th and it was recommended to turn up at least three days before to register for a place. This was an opportunity not to be missed! Whilst pondering our dilemma, we got chatting to three friendly Tibetan monks, who were also hanging around the ticket counter. We figured if anyone knew how to get to McLeod, home of the Dalai Lama, they would! They told us of a Tibetan colony, Majnu Ka Tila, north of the city ...
... an old cheap pair of trousers and top ready for
the Holi festival, and we headed back to the hostel for an evening on
the chilled out rooftop, ready for our early morning bus ride (yes
bus, there is no train route) to Udaipur.
Research and know rough prices for
things in Delhi and don't necessarily trust the local hostel owners
for this information. Be prepared to get stared at and have photos
taken, particularly ladies, but just ...