October 17, 2004

Notes from Delhi


We just got back from Delhi. We were also able to get to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. It will take me some time to edit the pictures I took so for now I'll just mention a few things that are sticking out in my mind from the trip.

The driving in Delhi is quite an adventure. A three lane street quickly turns into about 6 lanes and horn honking is just part of the way people drive there. Basically it is one big mass of traffic and sounds like one constant horn.

We got lots of questions about the upcoming election, most people that mentioned it seemed to want Kerry to win. When we walked out of one store the owner said "I hope for you a new president"

Everyone was very agreeable, so no matter what question we asked the answer was yes, even if it wasn't a yes or no question. This includes every taxi driver telling us he knew where our hotel was, every time we would end up stopping along the way for the driver to ask directions.

When at gas stations everyone needs to get out of the car while the gas is pumped.

Whenever we were at touristy places, there were lots of younger kids who wanted to take their pictures with us.

Overall we had a wonderful time and our interest in exploring more of India has definitely grown.

Posted by denise at October 17, 2004 01:01 PM

Sounds like a great trip! I can't wait to hear more.

Posted by: Emet at October 18, 2004 10:52 AM