Hotel Rousha Inn
Travel Blogs from Ghaziabad
... just over 10 years old, which reminded me in appearance and air-conditioned efficiency of the trains of those in Beijing and Shanghai. Only those were cleaner, and buying a simple tourist day ticket did not involve running a gauntlet between three (!) different customer care kiosks and two security check points (they have scanners at every metro entrance like at an airport which everyone has to pass through, even though the scrutiny of bags and persons is ...
... arrivals hallways. Anyone been to Schiphol and walked for 20 mins from one gate to another? Well, that sort of experience, only carpeted. They must need an army of cleaners to keep it even reasonably clean.
Immigration was interesting, too: clearly not a good idea to come from Afghanistan or Pakistan here (I suppose the same as is true in the UK, only it's much more likely here, if you take geography into account...) I jumped from the mainly European queue which ...
... 20 seconds from drinking until you see it again. Take your Antibiotics if this happens two times. Don't wait five hours.
A fact people may not know about buses in India is that there are NO TOILETS! A fact about the human body is that we need water to survive. These two facts were becoming problematic. Let's say I was practicing my new meditation techniques to calm my mind in preparing for a 14 hour journey to Delhi in a bus that MAY stop MAYBE ...
... they are told the bus/train has been cancelled or the hotel is closed/burnt down. But it's always okay as the helpful man can rearrange things for you...phew. This guy even called the bus station and passed the phone to Roger. Roger was immediately suspicious because the guy on the phone was in a hollow sounding room with no other noise at all (i.e. this guy's back office probably!).So it seems our driver had tried to scam us. He denied all knowledge but we demanded he take us to ...
Boys/Men holding hands – It seems to be
the case that they hold hands a lot. Not in a gay way, just as
Photos – It has been an at least
three times daily occurrence for people to come up to us and ask if
they can take our photo. Quite often we've been sat down somewhere
and someone has come along and plonked their child in the middle of
us and asked if they can have a pic. Bizarre. At first we didn't mind
a fews ...