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Nov 26, 2014 - Delhi 6

November 10, 2014 My pre-Indian prediction was that I would depart from Delhi on the 10th. Suukyi is still in lock up. I want to clean up what I discussed towards my last entry. The Swedish guy. To re-remind myself. He was the guy I sat next to no the flight from Doha to Delhi. I hadn’t spoken with the man for the entire flight. I just wanted to exit Georgia and go home. I was thinking of my brothers. He broke the silence. It was about an hour before we were to land. I was kinda took prior interest in the man as he kept looking at me. He...

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Nov 26, 2014 - Delhi 5

October 21, 2014 I have been home now for three or four days. I think three. It’s great to see everyone. Diwalli is only two days away. This will be the first time I have spent Diwalli in Delhi. The weather now is fantastic maybe 32 to 34. Seeing Manish and everyone was nice. I have not done any walking but I have loosened one more notch on my belt. That makes three. About an inch and a half. Today I met a nice lady from Italia. I could tell she wanted to hang out but I am married. I took chai with Mr. Kashal. He is from Dharamsala. Nice...

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Oct 17, 2014 - Delhi

Lovely long lie in! Need to make the most of this as there will be many early starts from now on! After breakfast in the garden we do a walk to look for a garden nearby and also Nicholson's Cemetery. The 'garden' is now a hole in the ground waiting to be turned into a new Metro station! Taking our lives in our hands we cross he dual carriageway (not for the faint hearted!) We find the cemetery,causing much interest to the locals. We seem to be the only Europeans around. The Christian cemetery is interesting but sadly mostly overgrown. A...

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Oct 16, 2014 - Return to Delhi

Today we left Shimla to travel on The 'Himalayan Queen' or 'Toy Train' narrow gauge railway to Solan. The line runs 97 Km from Kalka to Shimla (completed in 1903. There are 107 tunnels covering 8Km and 969 bridges over 3Km! British engineering!!! At the station we did the local thing and walked on the tracks to see the original steam engine. The railway is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There was much mayhem sorting out baggage and seating, but our moon-faced, blue-turbaned Sikh ticket inspector was extremely helpful to all. The Chai Wallah...

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Oct 12, 2014 - Arrive Delhi

Mad crossing the road here in Old Delhi! saw a camel and an elephant at the traffic lights on a trunk road! lots of people on the streets. The population is expected to exceed 21 million by 2021!!! Just got to get our heads around the tipping protocol now - help!!! Rest day, well afternoon, and free time in Delhi! India's capital since 1911. The British architect Edward Lutyen was brought in to design the city. Don't think it has stopped ! Short walk near our very nice hotel before Happy Hour - starting as we mean to go on! We were offered...

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Sep 24, 2014 - Delhi 4

September 25, 2014 I missed my fucking flight to Tbilisi. Somehow I knew I was going. It just wasn’t meant to be. I woke up late and the traffic was hell. I should have known the traffic thing. My flight was for 9:30 AM. I arrived at the airport at 8:30 AM. Fuck fuck fuck. There goes a cool thousand. I am going to try to get a refund for the place in Tbilisi. Or at least a partial one. Once again I had to show my passport and flight itinerary just to get into the airport. Departures. I also had to produce them to get out of the airport too....

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Sep 13, 2014 - Delhi 3

September 14, 2014 This is the earliest I have ever started my morning walks. 5:30 AM. Tomorrow I am going to the doctor to get a check up on my knee. The air is thick this morning. It’s cool. I’d imagine 25. It’s is now cool enough in the day time whereas the AC in my room can keep up without putting on the fan. I just got off the phone with Annie. It was good to hear her voice. We spoke for nine minutes. It cost 170 Rs. [USD$2.80]. To Panama. The light is coming. It looks like clouds. The dogs are starting to wake. I don’t have to carry...

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Sep 8, 2014 - Delhi 2

September 5, 2014 I have made the decision to go to Tbilisi for a couple of weeks. I left my fucking Georgia guild book at home. Stupid idiot. I was going to bring it too. I’ll just get a new one. After all, I got the last one here. I have about seven unused guild books at home. A couple I bought at flea markets because of their age. I have an old Lonely Planet ‘India’. I think it’s a third edition. It’s thin. All my guild books are Lonely Planet except one, a Let’s Go Europe for ’94. The rains have left the streets are a real mess. Tbilisi...

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Sep 2, 2014 - Home again - at last!

August 21, 2014 It’s supposed to be 40 degrees today in Delhi. So fucking hot. I can’t remember the last time I felt this heat. It does gets to 27 at night thought. I seem to be the only one who sweats. I don’t miss Canada one bit. I am sitting on a bit of curb under a tree writing this. Having a chai. It’s not that good. But it gives me a bit of rest. I borrowed the pen from the chai guy. I am in an area that probably has seen very very few tourists. It feels good again, I am somebody. I just had some aloo puri. It was good. 10 Rs....

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Mar 30, 2014 - DELHI

March 24-26, 2014 We drove from Samode to Delhi on Monday, which took the better part of the day. We arrived in Gurgaon, New Delhi around 4 PM. Gurgaon is like a suburb of Delhi and is where Mok and Renu have a condo. We stayed with them in their condo, and their daughter, Simran was visiting as well– she was doing ‘emergency room medicine’ teaching in Delhi as part of her residency program in Washington DC. Being the consummate hosts that Mok and Renu are, they had also arranged accommodations for their other friends from Istanbul. Hulya...

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Mar 13, 2014 - day 7 - Humayun's tomb

Humayun’s Tomb, where I am now, has great cultural significance. This is the first garden-tomb made on the Indian subcontinent. This simple, though astounding tomb, has been attributed to being the main inspiration for the Taj Mahal. this is a great specimen of the double-domed elevation with kiosks on a grand scale. This building style culminated a century later in the construction of the Taj Mahal. Humayun's Tomb is an architectural achievement of the highest order and by no means is this something to ignore.

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Mar 13, 2014 - Day 6 - Qutb Minar and its Monuments

Today I visited the Qutb Minar and the monuments around it. Built in Lalkot, the first of the seven cities of Delhi. The Qutb Minar stands at about 237.8 feet high and is made of red sandstone. Fun fact, did you know that it was struck by lightning twice in the same century? Once in 1326 and again in 1368, that’s only 42 years apart! Imagine not once, but twice, in your life time the Statue of Liberty getting struck and damaged by something said to be hotter than the surface of the sun!

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