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A dark paradise in Delhi

January 23rd 2015
HE SAID... We were leaving Kochi and heading north to Delhi. We woke at 4am and prepared ourselves for the day ahead. We left our tranquil homestay in Fort Kochi at 5am and made our way to Kochi Domestic Airport in a taxi for our early morning flight to Delhi. The taxi driver was from another universe. He looked way past retirement, and he drove accordingly. He was on the wrong side ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
31st March 2015

Quite the roller coaster!
I know its a truism that India, more than most places, is a land of contrasts, but this was wild. The incredible poverty yet wifi in your rooms, the worst barefoot walk ever and the compassion of the Sikh's communal kitchen (though I did miss a photo of Ren in the fetching red polka-dot outfit), Old Delhi vs New. Glad to see your companions remain lovely, the sights and history remain impressive, and the food, so different from the south's, still remains fabulously delicious. I thought I was heading home after South America, but you're painting an incredibly alluring picture of India. I once read that you're not really a traveler until you've experienced India; they may have been right.
1st April 2015

Re: Quite the roller coaster!
Tara I had read that India was a land of contrasts, but I hadn't prepared for such a range of contrasts in such close proximity! And despite the grit and grime of Delhi, we would not hesitate to go back. I would love to see you consider India as a travel option...I'm sure you would embrace the spirituality, ancient culture and food, but you'll need to watch out for those pesky cows :)

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