India, Part 1 - Delhi

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October 13th 2013
Published: October 13th 2014
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To tell you the truth, I was a little scared of India. I was travelling alone too, my comfort zone nowhere in sight after the cushy organised tour I was booked on got cancelled. I flew from Bangkok with the overtly budget IndiGo Airlines, expecting an overcrowded expiring plane with smoking engines on the outside and cigarette smoke on the inside. It was a pleasant surprise then, when I found a pl... Read Full Entry

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Red Fort SecurityRed Fort Security
Red Fort Security

Serious Guns!
Old Town Views #3Old Town Views #3
Old Town Views #3

No idea what the umbrella is there for
En Route to the Grand MoqsueEn Route to the Grand Moqsue
En Route to the Grand Moqsue

Built in the 1600's
The Rags I Had to RentThe Rags I Had to Rent
The Rags I Had to Rent

In order to be allowed into the Grand Mosque
Views from The Old Mosque #3Views from The Old Mosque #3
Views from The Old Mosque #3

It's scary to think you'll be back down there as soon as you exit!
The Karim KitchenThe Karim Kitchen
The Karim Kitchen

Awesome Curry!
Lunch at KarimLunch at Karim
Lunch at Karim

With some random Scandinavians who had been living in Delhi!

15th October 2014

Wow, what a great post! I always had this picture in my mind that Indian trains are super packed (after seing those pictures of people sitting on top of a train car or hanging out the windows), but I never new about their train stations being saturated, too! Also, the texting rickshaw is hilarious!
20th October 2014

Thanks Olga! To be fair, once we got to the platform it was more normal - just the queues to get down to the platform were ridiculous! Haven't experienced one of those trains with people hanging off the side, but it doesn't surprise me. Will have to write about the Russian underground at some point too ;)

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