It has been a really long time since my last blog entry, and a lot has happened since then. My whole family and I went to India for three weeks and had a marvelous time! So much happened that I don’t even know where to start! Maybe I’ll just start with the first city we went to and then stop when I get bored of typing.
So first off, we landed in Delhi. Our plane landed around 1:30 AM and instead of the usual barrage of people trying to carry your bags and such, we were greeted by thick fog. It was unbelievably mysterious and spooky like a Sherlock Holmes mystery. The streets were quiet and now and then there were little dots of lights where people had lit fires on the sides of the street to keep themselves warm. Our driver had to drive really slowly to try and get us to our hotel in one piece.
We went to bed straight away and awoke early. The fog receded by 10AM and we went to see a few monuments and such. I won’t bore you with the details. Just wikipedia Delhi and look at Qutub Minar and Humayun’s tomb. That’s where we went. We also drove past India Gate. Unfortunately we didn’t see the red fort since it was closed.
The last time I had been to Delhi was 10 years ago, and there was definitely less smog than there was the last time I had been there. All of the auto rickshaws in Delhi run on CNG so they don’t put out as much pollution as regular ones. Don’t get me wrong though, Delhi is far from smog free. It’s just better than it used to be, that’s all.
Okay, it’s happened. I’m bored. Over and out. Maybe next time I’ll be organized enough to post a photo of something.