Delhi: Into the thick of it

The last two days have been full, bloated even. The pictures should tell the story. Still, despite the warnings of major culture shock, the inevitability of ‘Delhi Belly”, and the push and pull of masses of people, we nevertheless were quick to make friends and managed the throngs as best as possible, to the point that I find myself feeling somewhat at home, and if not at home at least among something familiar. The smells have a new orchestration of spices, diesel, smoke, fried batter, and urine, but they are not altogether foreign. The sounds are similarly rearranged. The sights, however, are entirely new. And so far it has all been captivating beyond belief.  Tonight we had a great dinner of dosas. We are swamped and ready for bed and a hot shower. Tomorrow we set off at six in the morning for Jaipur. More to come…

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Delhi from above

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Vivi in the Red Fort

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Grego in the Great Mosque

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Oh, the Mughals

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Into Old Delhi

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Delhi’s drivers, always in good hands…hmm

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A street-side shave

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men, men, men, men, men…

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and women?

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And the work is incessant.

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but there seems to be time for play…

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and prayer.

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at night, the bazaars are alive and well (at lest until 12:00 when the streets become the collective bedrooms of many)

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end this all with a midnight snack…

…goodnight, have to catch an train in 5 hours.

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