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  • Day30

    New Delhi, India/Taco Bell

    January 22, 2017 in India

    After Agra, our last stop of the Golden Triangle was New Delhi. Unfortunately we didn't get to see very much since security was escalated for Republic Day that week and our flight left the next morning.

    We made the best of it by finding one of the few Taco Bells located in India. It was quite different from the ones at home: beer, tequila, chicken fingers, and hotter fire sauce but no beef. It was marketed as more of an upscale restaurant but still satisfied our Taco Bell craving after a few weeks traveling outside the US.Read more

  • Day3

    Arrive New Delhi

    September 29, 2017 in India

    Arrive to very busy airports and glad to be met by Raddison Blu Plaza hotel curtesy transfer. A 10 minute trip to hotel weaving crazy motorists, cyclists. scooters, pedestrians and more. Glad to have a deep bath and very effective double glazing Spent morning in spa area and another massage before my tour pick up.Read more

  • Day6

    Non tour day

    October 2, 2017 in India

    Started the day with a yoga class by the pool. A leisurely breakfast before heading out to find nearly everything closed because of Mahatma Gandhi public holiday. Had an inspirational talk about his life by a local expert. Q&A bit especially enlightening. Afternoon was a public Kryon session with people flying in from all over the country. Great opportunity to interact with many of them. Photos are of local sights and some photos taken by others.Read more

  • Day13

    Dharamshala day 1

    October 9, 2017 in India

    Another early morning but only short bus trip to Delhi airport for flight to Kangra then one hour in small vehicles to Dharamshala. Late lunch, a few of hours to explore, rest and acclimatise to altitude before heading off to dinner with royal family of Kangra whose lineage go back to time of Alexandra the Great. Also included members of Tibetan GovernmentRead more

  • Day16

    Leh 1

    October 12, 2017 in India

    Wake up call at 4am, down in lobby 4.20am for sorting luggage as only 15kg limit for flight to Leh. Hotel gave us a breakfast pack, on one hour flight served breakfast and on arrival sent to restaurant for a third breakfast. Altitude is 4530 metres. Beautiful gardens despite it being so dry.

  • Day5

    Akshardham and Gurdwara

    October 1, 2017 in India

    Change of program due to festival celebrations with crowds and security making first photo as close as we could get to Akshardham where even water bottles and umbrellas not allowed. Gurdwaa Mata Sundric a great replacement site very peaceful. Also meant back an hour early so time for a swim before heading out to dinner.Read more

  • Day315

    There is the ‘Delhi Gate’ in between New Delhi and Old Delhi, but the cities merged and blurred into each other. The contrasts we encountered between poor and rich, between messy and neat, between dirty and clean, between shocking and acceptable, between noisy and calm, between sordid and modern, and so on, were so sharp that they became indescribable for us. You need to see it, hear it, smell it, feel it. This incredible city is predicted to become the largest metropolitan on earth in 2030, with almost 40(!) million people living there, in a single city, that’s half the German population! We’ll not try to write about what we experienced there, our three days there were intense whereat the unbearable heat and humidity were just side effects.

    Delhi is surely not the right place to reflect our journey of more than 10 months, 12440km on the roads, 125 nights in our beloved tent - although we tried to find words while we enjoyed a combination of our most beloved Indian dishes in a quiet rooftop restaurant above the bustling main bazaar. Time is flying fast, but traveling should never be about quickness.

    Therefore, we find it suitable what Tim Winton once wrote about long-distance cyclists:
    ‘When I see cyclists grinding away at the roadside, their swags and billies strapped behind them as they pump and shine along the highway’s perilous edge, I find myself embarrassed to be moving so fast. We’re each traveling through the same landscape, these mad bastards and I, but surely their experience is deeper, more authentic. They must absorb things I miss entirely.’

    We absorbed a lot and we’re very thankful that we could take the chance to discover the world by bicycle for such a long time. We’re thankful that our circumstances of life allowed us to do so, for many many people on earth this is unthinkable or impossible. We’re thankful for so much humanity, we’re thankful to the fascinating and inspiring people and fellows we met everywhere, we’re thankful to the welcoming countries we could visit and we’re thankful to the wonders that nature has created.

    Now, we’re looking forward to come home, to spend time with our families and friends and to whatever the future may bring. So far, we know that Silke is going to look for a job in northern Germany (and suffer from wanderlust soon) and that Hauke is going to continue cycling for a while (he left his bike and most luggage in Delhi).

    See you soon!

    Silke & Hauke
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  • Day19

    Kathmandu

    October 15, 2017 in India

    8am departure for Late morning flight to Katmandu but with needing to drop off excess luggage, 3 hours at airport, delayed departure, extra 30 minutes circling in air before landing and getting visa and clearing customs despite only technically being a one and a half hour flight made it to the magnificent Yak and Yeti hotel 5km from airport for lunch at 4pm. We struggled to stay awake for the Buddhist monk's talk in an inspiring 100 year old room.Read more

  • Day210

    New Delhi

    December 2, 2017 in India

    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.Read more

  • Day197

    New Delhi

    November 19, 2017 in India

    On our way to Delhi, we encountered the first real travel hick-up of our trip.
    We’d booked a flight out of Jodphur to Delhi (there were no flights from Jaisalmer) so took a 5 hour taxi ride to the airport. Unfortunately, there was so much fog that our flight was cancelled. A manager at Air India informed us that flight cancellations had been happening for the past 4 days due to the weather and that it wasn’t looking good for the next day either. We quickly decided to take a tuk tuk to the rail station to try to find an overnight train to Delhi. After unsuccessfully attempting to buy tickets from several counters and being told they were sold out, we were eventually directed to an India Rail office down the road. While waiting in line, John noticed Rishi – the tuk tuk driver whose wife taught us cooking – in another line a few windows down from us. We said hello and went back to waiting in our respective lines. As we were waiting, we realized we didn’t have enough cash to pay for the tickets if we were lucky enough to get them so John headed to the ATM. The line started moving and it turned out there were 2 tickets available, but Christy didn’t have enough cash. She ran over to Rishi, who gracefully agreed to lend her money for the tickets until John returned from the ATM. Phew! Lucky coincidence.
    The train was delayed by several hours, but we eventually made it onto the train and to Delhi (a 10+ hour trip) a day later.
    This visit to Delhi is very short and we’ll be returning in early December to do some sightseeing and shopping.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

National Capital Territory of Delhi, NCT, Delhi, दिल्ली, ਦਿੱਲੀ, دہلی

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