Hotel Grand Plaza
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... desk to buy our tickets. For the grand total of about £120 we had tickets that would take both of us all the way to Kerala from Varanasi!
We grabbed some food at a restaurant recommended by our hosts called Tadka. Ian opted for the Deluxe Thali which was a huge collection of curries, breads, rice and dips finished with an Indian dessert. I opted for a Korma stating that I didn't want it spicy as I think they go to town here with the heat.
Today we explored New Delhi. Meena had organised a driver for us at a very leisurely time of 10am. We headed first to the Lotus Temple in South Delhi. It is a Bahai temple that is a new temple. It is 27 concrete petals arranged in a lotus shape around the prayer space. It was simple and unadorned compared to other temples and the hidden skylights meant there was a wonderful play of light within. We were all impressed with the construction of the temple with ...
... At the Delhi train station we had to avoid the carriers trying to get our luggage and some cheaters trying to convince us that our train was delayed. The hotel had already warned us not to trust anyone there. Incredible. From the train we see dry fields, half built or half destroyed villages, lots of sacred cows roaming free eating garbage, monkeys jumping on the roofs, some palm trees and all dry, very dry. Some ...
... to be such a long night! After a good 2 hours in the bitterly cold car the car come to a stop at the toll road, the guy in the passenger seat got out and walked round to the boot to get something out. To my absolute astonishment he returned with a duvet and wrapped him self up in it! In a car with the thermometer turned fully cold, the windows open, all freezing cold and he gets a duvet out to keep warm. If I was to say I was surprised I would be lying nothing ...
... impact as well as an international impact, while simultaneously bringing in speakers to educate the Babson community about how powerful the micro finance model is for socio-economic improvement in poverty stricken areas. I spent my entire spring semester skyping MFI's (micro finance institutions) in Rwanda, getting in touch with Kiva representatives in Kigali and other cities within Rwanda, and working with the Babson-Rwanda center for entrepreneurship. I ...