Hotel Park Grand
Travel Blogs from Chandigarh
... head of hair and scruffy beard over to a smart young man to ship into shape. As this was Mark's first ever shave with another person holding the blade, it was worth a TV session and all the barbers in this tiny shop all paid studious attention to the unfolding drama! Happy to report Mark survived as did the poor man whose job was sorely supervised!
Day ended with room service and a lousy movie - ...
... the summer palace in the middle of the lake. Nearly sure that's also the film with the tuc-tuc ride & fight scene so that was also around the streets. The other was the Best Marigold Hotel film. There were some great French and German bakeries available here, so got some really good coffee here too in the French one, which overlooked the lake. The palace there is very impressive and the royal family only moved out of it a few years ago to a new palace which also has a 5star ...
... were a few lovely holidays with my family to the Caribbean, America or Europe, so none of those could have prepared me for what India had up her sleeve. "Taxi, taxi, taxi." Taxi: a word that I have come to despise since this day. It was being shouted at us from all angles. Tons of taxi drivers eager to drag the unsuspecting, innocent, tired tourists into their cabs. All salivating over how much money they could be about to make from us. To make matters better, ...
... I think, I mean wow.
We did meet some who we thought were nice people and actually spent an evening at someone's home eating with there family in a safer area of Delhi (I forgot to mention, we discovered where our first hostel was turned out to be in the centre of a mafi drug area... not good. Safe to say we did not spend much time there and it all was fine in the end). We had a couple of beers and settled down to our first noisy night in Delhi... What a day ...
... help' of Uncle-G. After a massive que fight Shaun managed to FINALLY drag himself and two tickets out of the writhing mass of Indian bodies and we clambered on to the 'Delux VIP' bus.
Someone once told us (please ignore the spelling) "Sab Sguch Meliga" meaning anything is possible in India!
What a #@*******FFFFF load of @#@*SSSSSSSSS that turned out to be!!!!!!! (at least as far as buses are concerned)
Still gotta love India right : ) : ) : ) : ) : )
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