Good bye London. Hello Delhi!
Trip Start Sep 14, 2010
61Trip End Feb 18, 2011
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Once back on the ground I collected my backpack and had to carry it myself for the first time (thanx Roli), full I mean. Bloody hell. I'm supposed to carry this around all the time!!! Too late, so I stripped my daybag to my front to stop me from falling backwards and off I went.
I managed to get a prebooked taxi and I should have never got in it when he said 'Where is this. You know??' A cab driver who doesn't know where to go and a passenger who knows less than he does. Yipieh! So a 45min drive turned into a 1 1/2 hour one with four different people telling us 4 different directions. Delhi is big! Of course once we finally did get there he wanted more money because he had to use his phone and 'Petrol'
First impressions of Delhi or India:
Bloody HOT and humid!
They really are bonkers when it comes to driving - my cab almost got squashed into a barrier by a bus and my cab driver almost drove over and into several people on bikes saying 'Is ok. Is ok.'
I've never seen wealth and poverty so close together and I've never seen so much poverty, a marble house with a pool enclosed by a fence and outside that fence on the foothpath next to the busy road and the rubbish a few makeshift tents with whole families living inside them... you do know about this before you leave but it's still a lot to take in when you see it for yourself!
... busy busy busy is all I can say about Delhi so far.
Missing all of you guys. Hope everybody's well!