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Delhi was my last stop in India. My flight to Thailand was leaving from here, so it made sense to save the sprawling capital for last. I allowed myself three days to tick off the sights, haggle a few bargains and eat my last paneer curry.
I stepped off the train from Amritsar at 7am on a clear crisp Staurday morning. Soon I was checking into some dirt-cheap no-name guesthouse in the middle of the infamous backpacker district Paharganj, right across from my ...
... that the other three seats adjoining mine were to be occupied by a family of four, including a baby who had made himself known back in the waiting lounge. The flight was about six hours long; we were to arrive before 10PM, so I thought everything would be okay as it was not an overnight flight.
The baby turned out to be delightful. He had beautiful dark eyes and smiled ...
... goodbye. A lovely, kind gentleman & a good driver. Has a great hearty chuckle that he used often. Unfortunately, he is one of the sickest sounding individuals I have met. He reminded Webby of a British bulldog, constantly coughing and breathing with a bit a of snort to it. I am sure this has something to do with the fact that he chews tobacco whilst driving and has a bit of a gut on him. He's the oldest 43 year old I have met.... Now and then ...
... and generally trying to get them to focus when there's such a profound language barrier is so hard! Its also a ridiculously small school with 150 children crammed into the space of my Year 3 classrooms. So trying to get yourself heard over the din and retain 30 5-year-olds attention is near impossible. There's also the added worry of shouting too much at one child and one of the teachers hearing and taking the children out to be slapped, which is horrible to watch. ...
... monuments. Never the less we had a wonderful day and so far we are enjoying Delhi. I think we are lucky that it is a Sunday and a lot of the shops are closed. We may see a different side of Delhi on our next visit.
Tomorrow we are heading to Varanassi. We opted to fly as it is a little out of the way of our general path and are meeting a friend back in Delhi in about a week. Should be quite the luxurious travel day!
Leah (and ...
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