My first steps in a foreign world
Trip Start Jan 18, 2008
4Trip End Ongoing
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Alright, it was not even midday and i already found myself in the struggle with indian washroom facilities.. The second i stepped into my hotel room's bathroom i was covered in confusion.. A small bucket next to a western-style toilet, 2 taps coming out of the wall & a big bucket right below it.. "What the hell am i gonna do with that & how doe this work anyway ?"
When i inspected the bathroom a huge question mark appeared over my head... how does this shower thingy actually work ?? i was desperate... i didn't only want a hot shower... more importantly i really NEEDED a shower... so i did what seemed to be the only way.. i called the reception of the hotel which sent immediately one of their boys to my room to explain the whole procedure.. AAAHHH... so the toilet combined with a shower is actually a bathing hall... alright.. - different countries.
(I think i don't need to mention at this point that the hotel boy expected a tip for this service.. )
So after a good nights sleep & some chinese food.. (i don't trust indian food yet) it was about time to venture out. Somehow they managed to sell me a driver for the day.. paid Rs 800... RIP OFF. Well, i didn't know better at the time..
And of we went, haggling our way through delhi's chaotic traffic... if my dad saw this chaos he would get a major heart attack !!
We missioned to all the major sights starting with Old Delhi, Chadni Chowk, Red Fort (which was closed because of the upcoming republic day on the 26th of Jan), then Akshardham Temple - the world's biggest hindu temple ... indeed massive but beautiful !!- and made it on time for the sunset at Humayum's Tomb.