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We left Portland, Oregon on Friday afternoon, the 27th of October in pouring rain. Laura drove us to the airport and we flew to San Francisco to spend the night so we could catch an early flight out the next day. We met Eileen and Randy Benway, friends of ours from the bay area who drove from Lafayette to have dinner with us on Friday evening. …
We stayed up for several hours, took showers, got cleaned up and went down to the complimentary breakfast. Quite a breakfast! It was buffet style with many choices - eggs, cereals,breads,cheese, fruit.... We ate outside (very warm and humid), then wandered back up to our rooms for a 5 hour nap (!) I didn't think we'd sleep that long and I had to …
Breakfast at the Hotel and out for a day with a new driver, leaving around 9:30am. It was a lovely day with full sun, bright skies. Our driver was Nepalese and had been in India for 25 years. First stop: Gyarah Murti - a large sculpture of people with Ghandi in the front. He is depicted leading a protest against the salt tax.
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We’ve been to Delhi (population nearly 13 million) twice before (in 1977 and 1999) and have seen the main sights, so once again we’re interested in seeing something a bit different. We’ve heard that Delhi has changed a lot recently, particularly because of the Commonwealth Games being held here last year, and we’re interested to see if we agree. One of the new things ...
... a break to have a lime soda mixed. After that, Brendan and I started having an upset tummy, and it was time to go, anyway. We decided that we wouldn't go to the Thursday night temple since it was getting late and we were tired. We made our way back to Beth's and immediately Brendan got sick. Uh oh. I wasn't feeling well either and got sick soon after. We spent the rest of the evening and night trying to get through ...