The Grand New Delhi
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Wow! I had forgotten what India was like! The noise, the amazing sights in the streets, the dirt, the traffic, the horn tooting, children tapping on the car windows - it's all a bit of a culture shock after Europe and Turkey.
We were glad to be met by a driver from the hotel, so we didn't have to battle the public transport system and the touts!
The hotel room is nice and spacious, but you have to ask for everything eg toilet paper, ...
... scorpion, a butterfly, a honey bee, a fish tail, a cob of corn, a lotus (not the car), an elephant’s trunk, a lion’s tail, and a cobra!
When we got to the old part of the palace, the guide said we could explore on our own. Kim was tired and sat with the guide. I went to the second floor and started exploring. I really like to walk around a site and explore. When I went to the back, each cleaning person would try to guide me to a painted room. They were ...
... it a night.
Sunday 22nd December 2013
- Up at 7am after a great nights sleep, the beds were really comfy. Had a massive buffet breakfast then caught the metro South to explore some museums as the weather was still pretty bad (heavy fog all day long).
- Off the metro, we managed to easily navigate our way around as New Delhi has a grid-like road system and all the roads are labeled in English! Headed over to the Indira Gandhi Smriti, the ...
... roundabouts and traffic lights. Here electricity isn't as consistent, so the traffic cops stand on a raised platform, blowing their whistles and signaling with their white gloved hands, whose turn it is to advance. I arrived in Agra ( home of the Taj Mahal) around noon and checked into the oldest hotel in town. Truly a lovely historic building. It is built around two open courtyards, one with a garden and the other a pool. It was really lovely. I thought about a swim, but decided ...
... now branched out to grow my confidence and independence by doing this trip alone - its something I never thought I'd be able to do but I found some strength in Nepal and believe I can continue my journey.
Bish is continuing the original route we researched for India and I instead will fly down to Goa for two ...