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Travel Blogs from New Delhi
... the location we put on our fanciest backpacker outfits and make our way to the hotel's 1911 bar for a few gin and tonics and some nice wine as we soak up the historical colonial and Art Deco ambience . Primed for dinner we make our way to the elaborately decorated dining room and enjoy a southeast Asian feast featuring dishes from Thailand, Sri Lanka and Southern India. Tired from the previous nights journey we head back to the hotel to get some rest before we explore the rest of the ...
... that low.
I got a tuk tuk over to Parhaganj where I stayed first time in Delhi. The touts here just made up tall stories to get you to go with them, not have the nerve to have a go at me when I told them no. I bought a bit more tatt, I like the atmosphere there, had chai on the street and got a tuk tuk back to the hotel.
I went down to one of the many restaurants for dinner, where I was sat among 3 tables of Indian guests and the food was good, no better than ...
... We are not sure why the city bothers to put lane markings on the road because nobody takes any notice of them. It is every person for themselves, accompanied by incessant horn honking.
At the mosque, the ladies had to don colourful robes and we all had to leave our shoes outside. The mosque is a large open courtyard, big enough for 25,000 people to worship.
We then took a long walking tour through the narrow streets and lane ways of old Delhi. It ...
... I was much more excited about seeing my favorite kind of Chinese spicy green beans on the menu, but was happy to try the duck they were so excited about. After our meal, they came out with a lovely chocolate cake to add to the celebration and we sang in English and Swedish, fortunately I had a Swedish grandmother and that was the one thing I learned in Swedish :). I definitely could get used to the expat life in Delhi and could happily live here... At least in the very pleasant month of November ...
... but the weather gets so much worse that we can't get on the water. Such a disappointment as this was a must do for all us in India but what can you do. Our spirits are a bit low now and were all looking ahead to the prospect of Nepal. Our train to the border turns into 9 hours instead of 5 (get us out of India!) and we cross the border, leaving behind the vibrant festivals taking place in India, our eyes set to possibilities of someplace new.
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