Travel Blogs from Gurgaon
... this was the most sophisticated decorative artwork seen in Delhi. Previous carving was done in plaster, but here it was done in stone, which is much more difficult and striking.
Elena and I wandered around some more, but the rains weren’t coming so it was quite hot. I was literally soaked through my shirt. So we decided to find some air conditioning. I had read about a nearby market in Sunder Nagar. We decided to take the short rickshaw ride down ...
So today was my last day in India so I wanted to make it a good one. After having a decent nights sleep and a hearty breakfast I was ready to go! I checked out of my hotel at midday then got a cab to meet Aritra who is a friend of Vinita's that she put me in touch with. I got totally ripped off by the cab driver yet again, seems to be standard procedure in Delhi! Was still pretty cheap comparatively but just ****** me off how they bump the rates up massively for ...
... there is the earth that is still ours. At midnight, we leave the vigil. Fireworks can be heard everywhere greeting the new year.
The next day we go to a street theatre organizing by the Communist Party Marxist in a village close to Delhi. In India, the communist party is not a bunch of freaks who want to convert you to dialectic materialism, but a living organziation that does a lot of organizing amongst the poor and has some states ruled by ...
... a roller-coaster cab ride.
As we left the city, our cab, and about 5,000 other cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, and camels all bottle-necked to the exit. As we were leaving, it was really quite a bizarre experience. We were all so tired, but we were determined not to shut our eyes, because around every corner there waited another surprise. Perhaps we would see our first camel , or a man try to ...
... the U.S. pales in comparison. It’s impossible to describe the sink holes on this major highway that would swallow a VW bug, the concrete barriers placed helter-skelter and the MASSIVE amount of trucks surrounding us at every turn.
Finally, when we came to a stop at the edge of a town, Raj decided to take a side street off the highway. We asked if he had been here before, and he said no. Just as I would have in the same circumstance, he figured ...
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