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New Delhi

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Day69

    Hallo Delhi - Hallo ihr Millionen

    September 26, 2017 in India

    .... musstet ihr wirklich ALLE zur Begrüßung auf die Straße kommen???

    OMG ist das voll hier! Rockkonzert erst Reihe, immer und überall ... manchmal mit nem Kuhkarren, Taxi oder Tuktuk dazwischen - nice 😅

    Nachdem wir mit unserem Guide Neilish einen kurzen Walk mit einem Straßenkind unternommen haben und bei einem Sikh Tempel und einem muslimischen Minarett waren, sind wir zu 6 noch auf eigene Faust zum Red Fort. Hier haben wir aber mehr Zeit damit verbracht, die Fotowünsche der Inder zu erfüllen- bei jedem Stopp hat sich eine Menschentraube um uns gebildet und jeder wollte sein Bild - als selber Fotos zu schießen.

    Nach einer journey zum Spice market und einer langen suche nach der Metro Station haben wir den Weg ins Hotel zum Glück gefunden.

    Jetzt duschen, essen und dann das Abenteuer Nachtzug 😊
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  • Day1

    Delhi

    October 24, 2017 in India

    Passage rapide à Delhi. Atterrissage à 13h30, arrivée à l'hôtel a 16h30 après le passage un peu lent aux contrôles de visa.
    À notre arrivée, nous sommes surpris de la propreté et de la qualité des routes. Mais ce n'est que le début (des quartiers chics de VIP en banlieue) bientôt ce seront des vaches, des chèvres, des singes le long de la route, et une image plus "familière" de l'Inde, avec sa circulation anarchique, ses tuk-tuk et son hygiène très relative...
    Nous retrouvons notre guide ensuite, qui nous présente un autre guide car il ne pourra finalement pas nous accompagner.
    Je m'écroule de fatigue à 20h malgré le bruit des klaxons dans la rue...
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  • Day3

    We landed in torrential rain and grey skies - yet ended up swimming in the pool in sunshine and 35 degrees. We enjoyed high tea at our very beautiful hotel - yet round the corner we saw an 8 year old girl cleaning car windows with her bare hands to earn money. We listened to the noise and cacophony of Old Delhi (why use an indicator when you can just beep your horn?) - then enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Gandhi's memorial gardens. We saw beautiful Moghul architecture, and the ugliness of street children living underneath a flyover. Leila was constantly hassled for selfies wherever she went - but all in a spirit of genuine interest in a little girl with pale skin and blue eyes. The kids have seen poverty on a scale they didn't realise existed, and experienced what it is like to be a minority and have everyone stare at you. Haven't even been here 24 hours, and already it has been quite a ride!Read more

  • Day39

    Welcome back to India

    June 27 in India

    Lila was very excited to be taking the plane again, this time just a very short flight back to India. It was a bit of a mental challenge for me, to be leaving the relaxing energies of Nepal to go back to the buzzing, lively craziness of New Dehli.
    After readjusting our taste buds back to spicy curry, and enjoying masala chai we did some shopping, Lila and I learnt the hard way, to always give way to cows on the road, and Jean got his usual number 3 from a roadside barber who used scissors instead of an electric clippers as well as a got his broken rubber thongs (flip flops to the non Aussies) repaired by a shoe man, for now saving them from land fill. We ate some very yummy ice cream and visited the Tibetan quarter for a yummy dinner :)Read more

  • Day2

    Delhi

    January 24 in India

    The temperature was just 11 degrees on arrival (13 when we left Heathrow) and it was strange to see woolly hats and thick coats. It was also pretty hazy.
    We had our first introduction to Delhi traffic on the journey from the airport. Eventually we reached THE PARK hotel, passing many posters celebrating 25 years of ASEAN and the visiting Prime Ministers from ten countries.
    After a catch-up snooze we decided to head out for a little local familiarisation. We’d not gone far before a chap from the hotel staff recognised us, suggested we avoid an area where there had been protests the previous day, then ordered us a auto-rickshaw and got the driver to take us to some shopping. This adventure took us to two shopping complexes where we were shown most magnificent carpets, materials, ornaments and jewellery. We were in buying mode, but it was an interesting experience. Back to our hotel for g+t, then tasty buffet meal. Splendid introduction to India.Read more

  • Day60

    New Delhi

    August 5, 2015 in India

    Arrived in Delhi last night to complete a 3-cities-in-20-hours sprint through the Golden Triangle (Jaipur, Agra, Delhi). Pictured here are the Main Bazaar, Connaught Place, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple) before my 3 p.m. train toward Haridwar and Rishikesh.

You might also know this place by the following names:

New Delhi, Neu-Delhi, ኒው ዴሊ, Nueba Deli, نيودلهي, নয়া দিল্লী, ནེའུ་དིལ་ལིའི, Nova Delhi, Nové Dillí, Νέο Δελχί, Nov-Delhio, Nueva Delhi, Nova Deli - नई दिल्ली, ניו דלהי, नई दिल्ली, Նյու Դելի, Nova-Delhi, Nýja Delí, Nuova Delhi, ニューデリー, ნიუ-დელი, 뉴델리, Dellium Novum, Њу Делхи, Nòva Delhi, Nova Deli, Нью-Дели, Dillí, புது தில்லி, นิวเดลี, Yeni Delhi, 新德里

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