Out of Africa...Into IndiaOctober 20, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C
We stayed an extra day in Nairobi, same hotel but this time with views over the national park - perfect! Saturday was spent waiting around at the hotel as our flight was not until nearly 11pm. Arrived at the airport around 5pm - big mistake - unlike Brisbane airport, if you arrive early there is always a place to relax and a food court and shopping area while waiting for the check in to open. Not at Nairobi though. They were reluctant to even let us into the terminal building. Anyway, a five hour flight to Dubai, and other five hours wait in Dubai, then three and a half hours flight to Delhi and we have arrived in India.
Airport to hotel almost an hour but the traffic here is unlike anything we have seen before. There are line markings but they are largely ignored. Everyone toots their horn, not in anger, more an announcement of "hey, I'm on the road". It is utter chaos but eventually we arrived at our sanctuary for the next 4 nights - The Maidens Hotel. This heritage hotel from India's colonial past is very peaceful, very polite and attentive staff. The rooms, while certainly not modern, are large with a separate dressing/luggage storage room. There is even the local newspaper hanging from the doorknob each morning. Such peace and tranquility compared to the outside world.Read more