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Oct 24, 2016 - A day in Delhi

Today was our first day in Dehi a city of about 25 million in an area of 1484 square kilometres or about16,846 people per square km. Contrast that with Edmonton with a density of approximately 144 people per square km in the metropolitan area. Spent the morning in our hotel acclimatizing to the jet leg as best we could. In the afternoon we took a cab to Connaught market in downtown New Delhi. Getting there was an experience as the lines on the road indicating traffic lanes appear to be only a suggestion as the drivers appear to do what...

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Oct 12, 2016 - Delhi, India

10/12 Although the flight to Delhi was uneventful, it seemed longer than any of the other legs (SF-Seoul & Seoul to Singapore). We landed having spent 25+ hours in the air...2 nites and a whole day. By the time we got to the Delhi Metro it was past 6 am and then another ride to Main Train station to walk to main bazaar which entails crossing the tracks overhead. Usually, it just amounts to climbing stairs on one end of the station and walking over. Today the police insisted we have train tickets so we decided to take a tuk tuk. On our first...

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India One More Time

Sep 16, 2016 - Delhi, Inde - 2016

Lien à l'album en ligne / Link to the online album: https://goo.gl/photos/KyZWxQcLWXfN7WVq7 Croisière au Japon maintenant terminée, cravate et robe de soirée bien rangés au fond des sacs à dos, nous déposons nos pieds sur le tarmac de l'aéroport de Delhi. Oh boy, Y FAIT CHAUD!!! Première impression, ça sent normal... Pourtant, le Lonely Planet nous avait averti d'une odeur nauséabonde dès notre arrivée aux Indes. Le pays devait savoir que deux canadiens arrivaient en cette journée et à tout fait rectifier cette lacune; cool. L'aéroport à...

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Feb 22, 2016 - LOST PHONE!

Yesterday my Samsung smart phone was lost/stolen/went missing. I noticed it's absence on the Delhi metro when I felt my pants pocket - empty. It was a packed car - this was returning from INR, and it had been equally packed going as well. My suspicion is that a man standing close to me (we were crushed together) who acted friendly, asking "where from" when I first got on, he got off the very next stop. Who knows? It was my fault having it with me in such circumstances. Before leaving the G.H. I had considered leaving either camera or phone,...

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Feb 19, 2016 - Bus to Delhi

2/19 Bus to Delhi after breakfast at Malt & Co.(The Piccadilly.) Easy walk to the bus station not more than 10 minutes.  Got there by 10:30 a.m. and immediately got on state bus (215 rupees each) which left for Delhi w/in 5 minutes. The driver at first struck me as even more reckless than the last one but as we continued I watched the driver and he was very focused on his driving! This does not mean we did not experience close calls, but it seemed to me that the bus was almost an extension of himself! Needless to say it was a typical bus...

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Feb 18, 2016 - Observations Re: Western India

)First off, after we arrived in Delhi I read an Indian newspaper which reported demonstrations by Jap peoples who wanted quotas which would give them more jobs and entries into schools. Demonstrations turned violent in one city where the army was called in and 10 demonstrators were killed the day we were on the bus into Delhi going through the state of Haryana. See map. We had seen military being unloaded at one point. We've seen military lots of places here in the West of India so thought nothing of it. 2)Another story in the same paper...

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Jan 31, 2016 - Act 3 begins with Jim's Big Mistake

Our original plan had been to fly from Delhi to Melbourne, Australia, stay three days in transit, then move on to New Zealand. Jim's online research done back in November had indicated we could do that without a visa. His official visa search engine queries had come back "no visa meets your request." He therefore thought we could be granted transit status in passport control in Melbourne. At the Air India check in counter, we were told we had been listed as do not board. We did not have a transit visa or transit number. Australia needed a...

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Jan 19, 2016 - 18 million people + 2

Delhi. It's fascinating and awful at the same time, and for the same reasons. India's capital has about 18 million residents.. 18.. million.. people. All doing something. All going somewhere. All at the same time. All the time. We're not in Merritt anymore, folks. It's truly an amazing thing to be a part of, but it gets overwhelming pretty quick. The best way to experience the utter chaos of this city is definitely by rickshaw. It's an exhilarating experience to say the least. Somehow, these rickshaw drivers manage to expertly navigate...

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Jan 15, 2016 - Act Two, Scene Two

We returned to Delhi via overnight train. It was the best train yet. We did a bit of shopping, but mostly we rested. We now fly to Trivandum at the southern tip of India, from where we will have fifteen days to Goa and the end of our tour. We expect a bit more greenery, beaches, and vegetarian fare. At some point, we changed. Delhi seems orderly compared to Varanasi or Agra. Our intimidation by crowds, touts, traffic, etc, had subsided. Our Intrepid tour leader, Nil, will be a hard act to follow. Jim is on his forth Intrepid trip, and Nil...

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Dec 24, 2015 - Act Two: curtain up

Credit Air India for retaining the classy touches of international flight. Fish or chicken for dinner. In flight movies of your choice, and recent ones at that. Continental breakfast an hour before landing. Too bad the flight staff was a bit grumpy, but who can blame them? Seven hours is a long time to be trapped in a tin can with a couple hundred whiny passengers. I could not do that for a living. After arrival at Delhi International, we walked one of the longest passages in memory between the plane and passport control. We had two layers...

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Dec 2, 2015 - Thailand

Hi all. Sorry for neglecting you, but I ran out of oomph to write any more journal entries until now. We are finishing our last day in Thailand and we leave in 24 hours. We spent two nights here last week when we arrived at the Shanghai Mansion, in the large Chinatown area of Bangkok, and had a magical Thai massage the first night, right after heading out into the melee on the streets for prawns and Thai food that was so deliciously fresh and scarily prepared in who knows what kind of sanitary conditions. The hotel was a gem. A boutique...

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2015 Trip to India

Nov 24, 2015 - Last night in India

We eventually reached the Hilton hotel after about 2 more hours due to the incredible rush hour experience of Delhi's smoggy 12 lanes-in-each-direction gridlock wonder. Apparently we were each supposed to have a room for 4 to 5 hours in order to freshen up and rest before most of the group was to head to the airport at 10:30 pm for a 1:30 am flight to Beijing. Brian and I had booked a $31.00 room as I mentioned earlier, but it was back the way we had just come so we knew it would be another 2 hours in a cab to get there. Meanwhile we were...

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2015 Trip to India

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