RTW 2005 travel blog

Mario y Sofía

Pahar Ganj

Pahar Ganj

Zapatería

Hena

Zapatos

Negociando...

Desaprendiendo a comer con cubiertos

Echando la siesta

Elefante

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

Desde Humayun's Tomb

Encantador de serpientes

Old Delhi - India Gate

Old Delhi


Namaste!!!

It's been a while without news and we apologise for that, but these past few days have been too exciting and looking for an internet place was too much for us. The flight was very nice and we met a Spanish couple there that helped us a great deal on our arrival to Delhi. It was their fifth time in Delhi and they basically knew what they were doing (unlike us), so we just got stuck to them and followed them to the hotel of their choice and that was a clever thing to do, because they happened to be amazingly nice and we had a good time with them (not to mention their good advice!). What can I say about Delhi? It's such a shocking city: so crowded, so beautiful, so exciting, so active, so colourful, so... God, it's sooo dificult to explain. It's one of those things you simply have to be there. The traffic is just crazy, I've never seen anything like this in my life. Cars, lorries, bicicles, rickshaws, cows, donkeys and all sorts of things jump at you from all the sides while horn blast your ears. Crazy!!! There so many things happening at the same time that it is difficult to keep track and even to take photos (even for me). We had dinner with Sofia and Mario (our Spanish friends from the flight) both nights we stayed in Delhi and we loved the food so much (lassi, dahl, chicken curry, chapati... hmmm!). We also had plenty of chais (my favourite tea) on rooftops overlooking the chaos down there in Pahar Ganj Street. Wonderful! The second day we felt a bit more adventurous and went to Connaught Place and actually made it there on foot despite all the obstacles. In Central Park we were surrounded by 'workers' who wanted to clean our ears, polish our shoes and give us a massage... It was difficult to persuade them otherwise, but we did quite well. That night we had dinner with Mario and Sergio (an Argentinian friend of Sofía and Mario). It was very nice meeting the three of them.

This was Delhi in a nutshell. I couldn't possibly explained the extent of the cultural shock... You'll have to come and see, but I fell in love with the place.

Idoia & Mikel.



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