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Moti Bāgh

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  • Day207

    O Canada!

    March 23, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Our visit to Delhi turned into a lovely break from travelling. We stayed in “mini-Canada”, thanks to our friends Staci and Dan at the Canadian High Commission. We left India behind for a couple of days, to drink coffee and gin & tonic, eat steak, burgers, butter tarts, and jump on a trampoline, play in the pool, and enjoy the company of a really fun Canadian family. Our actual exploration of Delhi was a bit limited, but I think it was worth it to recharge our batteries after a fun but intense time in India. Now onto Nepal - it is feeling like the final stretch of our travels has begun...Read more

    Noel Pullen

    Pancakes and maple syrup too?

    3/26/19Reply

    Nath - beautiful

    3/26/19Reply

    Nath - guess who will be getting one next June ? ;)

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  • Day210

    New Delhi

    December 2, 2017 in India ⋅ 🌫 12 °C

    Our last 4 days in India were spent seeing some sights in Delhi, getting our teeth cleaned (masala chai stains, yo!), and getting our laundry cleaned and bags in order for the next part of our trip to South America and Antarctica.
    Delhi is a huge city with incredible history and culture as well as many comforts that make traveling easy. However, the air quality is the worst we have ever seen anywhere in the world. When it hurts to breathe, your eyes are watering and city authorities suggest you do not go outside, you are not encouraged or motivated to spend anytime exploring what the city has to offer.
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  • Day86

    Neu Delhi - Armut

    April 1, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ 36 °C

    Die unschönen Seiten Indiens lassen sich weder verbergen noch schönreden. Armut steht an der Tagesordnung. Die Menschen versuchen alles um an Geld, Nahrung oder Wasser zu kommen.

    Früher wurden Neugeborene verstümmelt, sodass sie im späteren Leben durch betteln Geld verdienen können. Das wird heute nicht mehr gemacht. Allerdings hat Indien nicht nur deshalb, aber zu einem nicht zu vernachlässigbaren Teil, eine Menge verstümmelter Menschen, die sich natürlich dort aufhalten wo sich viele Toruisten befinden.

    Ganz schlimm wird die Armutsgeschichte dann wenn Kinder involviert sind. Nachdem wir zum Souvenirkaufen zu ein paar Shops gebracht wurden, mussten wir ca 400 Meter zurück zum Bus gehen, welcher von Kindern umzingelt wurde.

    Wir haben etwas Seife, Bleistifte und Papier aus dem Hotel mitgenommen. So schnell konnten wir gar nicht schauen waren die Sachen weg, ebenso wie Wasser und Essen. Kekse werden einem förmlich aus der Hand gerissen.

    Das letzte Bild zeigt einen Vater der eine Dose Pringles an die dort lebenden Kinder verteilt.
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  • Day22

    Bruiloft, New Delhi, India

    April 14, 2015 in India ⋅ 🌫 25 °C

    We gaan terug naar Delhi voor de bruiloft van Sab haar nichtje. Het wordt een familie reunie. Nichtjes en neefjes uit Indo, Australie en Amerika komen ook naar Delhi. Ook Sab haar vader en haar oom. De bruiloft is echt een beleving. Wij vallen van de ene verbazing in de andere. Het eindresultaat. Die indiers weten echt wel wat een feestje geven is. De vrouwen halen hun mooiste kleding uit de kast dit betekent de kleurrijkste felle kleuren en de meeste glitters. Wat ons verder opvalt is dat mannen vooral met mannen dansen en dat vrouwen vooral met vrouwen. Ook mogen de mannen drinken en de vrouwen niet. Wij trekken ons daar natuurlijk niks van aan en dansen wel met elkaar. En toch trekken wij het ons een beetje aan.. want de mannen halen toch de alcoholische drankjes voor de vrouwen waarbij de damens het zo snel mogelijk opdrinken. We zijn goed aan het integreren Virgil heeft er z'n 20 nieuwe Indiase vrienden bij en Sabrina heeft nog nooit zoveel glitters in haar leven gedragen. Sab had wel een beetje een grote blunder. Sab had een rode jurk uitgekozen, want als je toch naar een indiaase bruiloft gaat, dan moet je er ook wel voor gaan, dacht ze, de volgende dag kwamen wij er achter dat rood de kleur van de bruid is... akward :-p ( volgens ons is het ons wel vergeven als toeristen )

    Tijdens deze feestelijke gebeurtenis, die maar liefst 3 dagen duurt ( en elke keer een andere outfit aan he ;-) slapen we gezellig bij de vader van Sab in een 5 sterren hotel, we worden dus lekker verwend. Wat een heerlijke afwisseling van het backpackleven! We eindigen ons Delhi avontuur met de Delhi Belly ( met name de Pa van Sab heeft er last van, voor jullie eigen fantasie om in te vullen wat de Delhi Belly is ;-). Next stop is Riskikesh voor een yoga week aan de voet van de Himalaya.
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    Inez: Wat fijn zeg om in een 5 sterren hotel te slapen. en wat een mooie kleuren van de dames. Jullie beiden zien er goed uit zeg, . Sneu alleen van de Delhi Belly. hoop dat jullie genoeg imodium bij jullie hebben.

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  • Day28

    Fun ride back to Hotel

    May 28, 2019 in India ⋅ 🌙 36 °C

    We took another tuk tuk from the train station back to our hotel. It was like being on a disney ride. The driver weaved in and out of the traffic, I even had my eyes closed a couple of times as I did not what to see an accident happen when he swerved around cars. To our surprise we arrived back at the hotel safe and sound.Read more

    Melissa Wilson

    😂 Glad you made it back safely!

    5/30/19Reply
     
  • Day31

    Mexican for Dinner

    May 31, 2019 in India ⋅ 🌙 39 °C

    We relaxed poolside for a few hours today in the 45 degree heat (this is cooler than yesterday it was 47) before retiring to our room to get a few things ready for when we leave tomorrow.

    Tonight is our last night in Delhi so we walked to a nearby designer shopping centre and had dinner in the food court. There are so many restaurants to choose but we felt like Mexican.

    We started with a guacamole ,spicy sauce and salsa then quesadillas and burritos, finishing with raspberry sorbet and Valrhona Chocolate Tart.

    Now to watch a horror movie on Netflix.
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    Melissa Wilson

    Indian Mexican. Interesting choice!

    6/1/19Reply
     
  • Day32

    Last Day

    June 1, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    Today is our last day, The Leela Palace has certainly completed our wonderful holiday.

    The last breakfast someone else prepared, the last time someone will make the bed, even the last time the pool boy will prepare our lemonade at the pool.

    Holiday is nearly over only a few more hours here.
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    Melissa Wilson

    I look forward to that level of service at Camperdown Castle when I come and visit next week!

    6/1/19Reply
     
  • Day29

    Lovely day relaxing

    May 29, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 38 °C

    The day started with a leisurely breakfast and a call to Mum and Dad.

    After chatting with Mum and Dad it was time to go for a swim and read a book in the 43 degree heat. However, it actually does not feel that hot and the pool feels a little chilly but quite nice after roasting .Our pool boy just like yesterday come with a basket of cold items. The lemonade is very refreshing.

    Around 2pm we thought it best to get out of the sun and take a rest as we are sooooo exhausted from doing nothing (ha ha).

    We rested for a while in our room catching up emails and photos, I have taken over 1700 photo's and nearly 200 video's so heaps of work especially when I get home to put them into a slideshow so everyone can enjoy the ups and down of this trip.

    It was then time for High Tea as our late lunch. As expected it was very nice and a lovely way to end the day of doing nothing but relax.
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    Melissa Wilson

    1700 photos and 200 videos 😮 Whoa! High tea looks nice.

    5/30/19Reply
     
  • Day27

    The Leela Palace

    May 27, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 40 °C

    That was a long day and a lot of ups and downs over the last 3 weeks.

    We have now arrived in a lovely hotel where they greet you with flowers and the traditional red dot on the forehead. Walked to our room to check-in and advised of our complementary items as we are members of the Hotel Chain.

    We will at sometime go out and explore but for now we will take in whatever Leila Palace has to offer.

    It is time to relax for 5 days in the 40 degree heat and just chill.
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    Melissa Wilson

    Relax for 5 days in 40 degree heat... now that sounds like you!

    5/30/19Reply
     
  • Day32

    Lessons

    June 1, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 40 °C

    We did enjoy our holiday even with its up's and downs but we certainly learnt a few things this time around when it comes to pre-booking complete tours that we can adopt in future.

    1. Don’t trust tripadvisor reviews except for those from people with a large number of reviews (ie they are well travelled).

    2. Research tour company offers thoroughly, concentrating on:

    • Attractions and locations visited and purpose for visiting
    • Time taken to reach each new location and identification of wasted time waiting
    • Modes of transport used and the number of passengers
    • Proposed accommodation and confirm what happens if changed
    • Cost of complete tour vs making own bookings for accommodation and sourcing tour components separately or visiting attractions yourself and paying cost of entry.
    • Reputation/reviews of tour company.
    • Options they have should a component of the tour not proceed or be significantly delayed say due to bad weather or travel issues.
    • Level of proficiency of English of the tour guides.

    3. Ask tour company to clarify details of their offering arising from the points above to ensure that you have obtained value for money for a good quality tour.

    4. Obtain all responses by email.
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