Hotel Balaji Deluxe
Travel Blogs from New Delhi
... a pair of shorts. A bit about dogs: I was struck by the difference in mongrel dogs in North India compared with Southern Africa. In the latter all mongrel dogs seem to have evolved into a fairly homogeneous and uninspiring form, which there is now some talk of recognizing as a breed. They are typically light brown, smooth haired, longish snout, 3/4 the size of a Labrador but of slim build. In contrast the Indian ones are much more inspiring. Ranging from African type models ...
... and then went into a confectionary cafe (chocolaterie) where Miriam had a chocolate eclair and Cliona had a dark chocolate mouse cake, amazing! Devika came to collect us and we went down to meet her parents and Brother Dermott who were doing their groceries at a local shop, they had a lot of imported food there, such as: cadbury chocolate, Calve cocktail sauce, crunchies and lots more! It was dinner time when we got back to the st. ...
... street with hundreds of hotels!!! This was rather frustrating - normally we can dismiss everyone as we are already sorted but this time it was an awkward feeling of wanting them to leave you alone but also knowing we needed to be checking out these places haha. Anyway - we were getting rather frustrated so ignored ...
So, we're starting to learn a bit about what it will take to navigate India.
We did have some memorable sight-seeing during our short stay. We visited the Red Fort, built by the Mughal emperors in the 17th century as the capital of their empire. Also visited a huge old mosque nearby, but still not sure it was the one we wanted to see (pretty sure it wasn't!). More interesting than either was the rickshaw ride through ...
... of any country multiplied by 100. At every traffic light you are bombarded by people selling you everything from a used paperback to their child! Some awful sights of maimed and dirty people and children. And this before we reached our hotel! I won't bore you with details but we checked in and checked out again in the fastest time ever! We spent a delightful afternoon in the company of our Delhi guide, a charming young man who showed us the main sights ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet