Hannah’s a girl who doesn’t like to be late so we were at the airport 4 hours before the departure, not something I’m used to! India is a place that has me wondering what the hell to expect but excited for such a different experience!
Got to the airport and after getting confused on the exchange rate and trying to withdraw £2000 instead of £200 I was on my way into the city. I was shocked by how cold it is but hear during the day it picks up a lot, as long as it doesn’t rain!
HAVING ACCIDENTS ARE AS COMMON AS EATING BREAKFAST!
India a unique experience
Taxis are all the same around this part of the world, the drivers less interested in getting you to your destination and more focused on selling you something. They start off with the same small chat, where you’re going what you’re doing etc. Then he asks how you’re getting there. Same old but rather than lead them on which I tend to do if they are being arsey I made sure he knew I was sorted for the whole week.
DID YOU KNOW….?
- New Delhi’s entire public transport system runs on compressed natural gas
- Delhi is the 2nd most populated city after Tokyo
- Delhi is home to Asia’s largest wholesale spice market
Not in the car 2 minutes and I can already see the driving here is insane, a lot worse than South East Asia. My driver is currently driving with his full beam on while taking up 2 lanes. Also I’m not sure what he’s smoking but its not Marlboro. He isn’t the quickest either so if you want to overtake someone on the fast lane you just beep the horn and expect them to move onto the grass verge.
Horns are a part of India
There’s always someone beeping their horn so its like a constant beep (its insane). Imagine a city full of dads! We’ve been within an inch of crashing twice but he must have a certain element of control. Food will be an interesting one, if I think i’m going to be able to order chicken tikka masala at any stage then I have another thing coming. I already learned that from my experience in Little India, Singapore.
Checked into Zostel and took a walk to find some food. I can see why some girls I chatted to wouldn’t feel safe here alone, I’m not sure I’ve seen one yet.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
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- Have you been to India?
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- Did you enjoy the chaotic roads?
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