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Published: December 11th 2011
I downsized to a smaller, cheaper room. The first night they put me in the largest 3-bed room due to limited vacancy. This is much better as I save Rs 100.00 a night, which is "only" $2.00, but that goes far in India. With this savings, I can eat very well all day, and helps my limited monk's budget.
Friday was a casual day, just hung about at Manju Ka Tila. Felt fatigue from jet lag or time zone disparity (being 12.5 hours ahead of my system), so I took a nap then wondered about.
The Tibetan settlement colony is back off the road, and isolated somewhat from the noise. Vehicle honking though is ubiquitous. They love their horns here. The skill of driving here is very impressive. I mean they don't think of terms of lanes, but more three dimensionally. I couldn't drive here with the controlled chaos.
Interestingly, there's quite variety of multi-phonic horns that rival mobile phone ring tones. That prompted a business idea, development of a wider range of them.
I sleep soundly here, and it may be exhaustion and jet lag. I was surprised by the amount of traffic that goes on all night. Where are these people going? Reminds me of LA, constant traffic 24-7.
One thing that surprised me was the jackhammers that starting after 3 or 4 AM. I rolled right over and back to sleep. But upon further investigation, there's a massive construction project going on building this huge overpass either highway or possibly Metro route. What
The other cafe
This is the other cafe in my hotel where I had the americano.
was interesting is that the concrete sections were pre-cast, and they somehow lift them in place. This project is 24-7.
Scroll down to see more photos from today, and you can click on them to enlarge. Some appear sideways when enlarged though, and I'm trying to sort that out.
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