Day 60 - Red Man in Delhi
Trip Start Jan 10, 2011
221Trip End Jan 08, 2012
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While checking out one of the churches, a local man with a bushy grey beard motioned to Eli with his cell phone and in jilted Enlighs said “picture?” He liked the red beard and Eli obliged.
Arriving in Delhi we split a cab with a Swedish woman Mia met in line. On the ride in, Delhi seemed cleaner, more organized, and less chaotic (the main roadways had defined, uncluttered sidewalks!).
We checked into our hotel which was around the corner down a jammed alley in a bustling market area
Following a quick walk around our new hood we went for dinner at place called the India Club. After picking out a neon sign amid the radiating colours of the market and navigating our way through a black lit 2nd floor construction site we found the roof top patio. The plate of Veg Thali (the Indian equivalent to a combo platter), a large bottle of Kingfisher and the view of the vibrant market below, were a great primer for our time in Delhi.
On our way back to the hotel, a vendor at one of the many alley-side convenience stores called out to Eli “Red Man” with big smile on his face. Eli flashed a smile back and gave him a thumbs-up.