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Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi February 7th 2017

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Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi December 17th 2016

Pessimo momento per arrivare in India: il paese e' nel bel mezzo della messa fuori circolazione delle sue due banconote di taglio maggiore, che dovranno essere sostituite da quelle nuove da 500 e 2000 Rupie. E' questa la grande trovata del primo ministro Modi che ormai da un paio d'anni ha sostituito la nostra Sonia Gandhi nel cuore degli elettori indiani; peccato che si sia clamorosamente dimenticato di far stampare per tempo quantita' sufficienti di nuova valuta, che per il momento rimane severamente razionata, tanto da aver portato alla creazione di un suo mercato nero e, nei casi piu' estremi, al ritorno in auge del vecchio, caro sistema del baratto. Questa mossa del governo va sotto l'orecchiabile nome di "Notebandi" e sembra avere come scopo principale l'emersione del denaro accumulato illegalmente ed il passaggio a forme ... read more
Le rovine di Feroz Shah Kotla
Nuova Delhi
Vecchia Delhi

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi October 19th 2016

Great way to start our tour.... read more
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Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi October 19th 2016

Geo: 28.6137, 77.1834Monday night we decided to abandon the buffet as we had had enough and try the Mughal Restaurant at the hotel. We had drinks in the bar first with our fellow travellers and then about 8pm went into the elegantly decorated dining room. There was a traditional singer accompanied by a drummer and keyboard player for entertainment. The restaurant had three menus to choose from; an Indian, a Continental and a Chinese. We opted for the Continental though Fletcher did have an entree of Salt and Pepper prawns from the Chinese. I decided to have creme of chicken soup followed by a Tenderloin steak which Fletcher chose as well. There is so little meat in the buffet offerings. The fun came when ordering wine.From the wine list Fletcher chose a Pouilly-Fume from France. The ... read more
Large statue of Shiva on the road to Jaipur
Hanuman as well.
Hindu Temple we stopped between Jaipur and Agra

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi October 14th 2016

Geo: 28.6137, 77.1834We left Adelaide on Wednesday, 12th and flew first to Singapore and then, after a two hour stop over, on to Delhi. The flights were fine, but as they were with Singapore Airlines we couldn't access the lounges which was annoying. Arriving in Delhi at 9 pm local time we quickly cleared customs and emerged to find our on the ground transport.I had booked this trip through Trip-a-Deal. For $1999 a head they offered all flights, 4-5 star accommodation, all ground transport from Delhi to Jaipur to Agra and back to Delhi plus all meals. A bargain I couldn't pass up! When we arrived in Delhi we were met by a representative from Special Holidays who are managing the land content of the trip. 10 of us assembled and were driven to our hotel. ... read more
Flowery dress in the Mosque
The Mosque from the archway
The King's Entrance to the Mosque

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi October 5th 2016

Geo: 28.6137, 77.1834The plane journey took 8 1/2 hours. It was smelly and hot but we were consolled by the MASSIVE array of films available to watch (Bollywood marathon anyone!?). For the on plane cuisine we ordered one meat and one vegetarian just because we're nosey and greedy. Both consisted of a curry and rice (paneer and chicken) and we had two kinds of daal (sooz's daal tasted like a 3:3:2 ratio of feet, armpit and curry), a chickpea salad and stuffed paratha. The veg option had a bread roll and the meat had yoghurt. Dessert was a lemon and cardamom lumpy pudding (we're pretty sure it was meant to be lumpy!). We only managed to watch 'Finding Dory' before we were overcome with exhaustion from the weeks of preparation and organisation mania (and it may ... read more
Inside the Red Fort
Inside the Red Fort again
And again...

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi October 4th 2016

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Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi September 4th 2016

Wecker um 5.00.Sonntag 5.00 Wecker Taxi zum Bahnhof. Dort sprach uns sofort ein hilfsbereiter Mensch an und teilte uns mit, dass der Zug nach Dehra Dun nicht fährt - wegen eines Bergrutsches. Wir müssten mit dem Taxi zum Bahnhof in Alt Delhi fahren, dort ginge um 7.00 ein Zug. Ich glaubte ihm nicht und ging Richtung Eingang. Aber dort stand schon wieder ein hilfsbereiter Mensch, der die gleiche Geschichte erzählte. Nur übertrieb er etwas, denn er behauptete außerdem, dass wir mit dem Taxi zum Connaught Platz fahren sollten, dort uns den Fahrpreis rückerstatten lassen sollten und dann weiter zum anderen Bahnhof. Das war jetzt doch etwas zu unwahrscheinlich, warum sollte die Fahrpreiserstattung völlig außerhalb des Bahnhofes sein_ Ich entschloß mich, zum Touristenbüro zu gehen und dort nachzufragen. Aber schon vorher kam ein Mann, der kein Schurke ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi April 13th 2016

After all the hours of travel, and general lack of sleep, we only slept a few hours our first night in Delhi and we awake before 6am. We decided to go up to the terrace to take some sunrise photos and wait for our breakfast. The hotel’s terrace is quite extensive for such a small building, with a large mish-mash of decorations, many of them quite neat. By sunrise there were a large number of large black birds circling and sweeping down all around us. Some of the bigger ones had wingspans of 3 feet or more! Around 6:30 or so, we ordered our breakfast. We both got an Indian breakfast, mine large and Manoli’s small. The breakfast consisted of juice, coffee/chai, three types of bread (one with a delicious filling), a bowl of soup or ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » Delhi » Karol Bagh April 13th 2016

Okay, I found the time after our tour of Delhi and before the overnight train to add the photos from Day 1 in Delhi.... read more
JC & the birds
Our breakfast the first day in Delhi
Manoli Eating Breakfast

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