Hotel Ishan Villa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... ushered into the "VIP" area which really just meant foreigner section and took a seat on the concrete steps along with all of the other tourists from Australia, China, Japan and a few other US travelers as well. It was pretty funny because before the ceremony started there were quite a few of the Indian guests in the next section over who were taking pictures of the melting pot tourist section that we were sitting in.
To our left about 100 yards away ...
... tired I headed off for my last night in India in a bed.The morning brought with it an interesting time queuing for a toilet with some 1000 other pilgrims where I discovered that the toilet doors all have a hole in them head height, which people are fairly inclined to use. I went quickly to limit my audience to a mere 6 people and then headed out in search of sustenance. Remembering quickly that this was not an easy town for travellers I went back to the place from yesterday and had ...
... every evening. Stadiums have been erected for the spectators on both sides. Music is blaring out on arrival as each side tries to out do the other with demonstrations of their culture (Think of the Islamic call to prayer vs the soundtrack to Slum Dog Millionaire complete with dancers). On our night a member of the Indian Cricket team was there to spur on the crowds into a frenzy. School children were given full size flags to run to ...
... in the direction of the Pakistan border. Off we walked about 1km in that direction with the very busy flow of other people. We really didn't know what to expect as it is an international border.
When we got there it really was a proper border with security, customs and border guards with machine guns. We had been warned to make sure we had our passports with us but beyond a quick pat down and a flash of burgandy passport cover, no ...
... us up at 1 am and we headed to the airport - our Indian leg was over. Our hopes of a smooth departure from India were scuppered when we tried to check in the first time. Apparently, our tickets did not appear on the system. We had changed the dates of the flights via Expedia a couple of months ago so this may have been the source of the confusion as we had been told that our tickets had expired.
We were then directed to another desk at the Delhi airport ...