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Auto Rickshaws parked up

They don’t normally look this cool or this clean. Being driven around Delhi using “the force” to guide them means that generally they are covered in scratches, dirt, cow shit and dents. I’ve only published this picture to perpetuate the myth about the joy of foreign travel. The reality involves taking your life in in the hands of a surly gentleman who you are going to pay about 20 pence to drive you through traffic that makes Hangar Lane roundabout […]

Some Geezahs in Old Delhi

Isn’ that the guy from Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumas?

A view from the Revolving Restaurant

We had lunch up here late in the afternoon and watched the sun set… cool.

Day 3 Delhi – National Museum & Rotating Restaurant

The museum was full of old stuff, what a suprise. We had lunch on a revolving restaurant, panoramic views of Delhi whilst the sun set, very impressive (perhaps picutres later, when I can find a computer with USB connection)We met a terribly nive elderly Indian gentleman suspiciously near the ATM machine, perhaps he wanted to try and rob us. We ran away just in case….More blogging later blog readers…P.S. Post some comments, so I feel like I’m not talking to […]

Temples, temples everywhere…

Grass delivered by moped

Pat and his new Pal

Pat has made a new friend at the hotel..

Day 2 – The Red Fort

It's big and its red, enough said.   Our main reason for visiting was that it offered escape from the madness going on in the surrounding streets – having to pay an entrance fee secures you some peace and quiet to recharge your batteries before re-entering the chaos.   I'm begining to warm to Delhi a little more now. Yesterday, with terrible jetlag it seemed big, dirty, noisy and overwhelming. Today having walked around it for most of the day (7 miles covered according to […]

Day 1 – Arrival in Delhi

Crash landed in Delhi to streets filled with cows, rickshaws, people, chickens, snakes and just about everything else you can think of. Delhi is culture shock there is no doubt about that. There is no simple way to describe the experience as it has no conterpart in the western world. Try to imagine Oxford street with twice as many people in quarter the space set in the wild west with a random assortment of farmyard animals and you are getting […]

Heathrow Airport

Having navigated the security controls to stop the "terrorists" – and can anone explain to me why 100ml of water is not dangerous, but 100ml of water in a 250ml container is? Anyway, airports are hell, we all know that. I'm hoping a) for no delays b) the man in Delhi is actually there to pick me up.. I've said my fairwells and now it's time for some adventure…. See you soon limited audience.