1. Learned to ignore people on the streets who were there to “help”. From hailing auto-rickshaw to ear cleaning service.
2. It takes so much energy to hail an autorickshaw and negotiate prices.
3. Four people can squeeze onto an auto-rickshaw! Not once but thrice!
4. Red Fort is closed on Monday!
5. Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi is so crowded. Cars autorickshaws cyclerickshaws dogs cows and pedestrians share narrow streets. Honking heard everywhere anytime except at night.
6. Hired autorickshaw driver stops on the side of a road and says “1 minute”. He walks to the sidewalk, pees comes back and continues driving as usual.
7. We did not lose our shoes after visiting the mosque (Jama Masjid).
8. Jantar Mantar is a beautiful place. A nice break from the noise and chaos.
9. First meal was a deluxe thali lunch and a lassi 90Rs at a place on Chadni Chowk.
10. Dinner was a tandoori chickenwith garlic naan and delicious masala tea in CP. 700Rs.
11. Did I mention it’s crowded and noisy over here? It’s intense.
12. People are generally friendly. They just want to make a living off tourists. (see note #1)
13. Wheeled luggage works in New Delhi so far. (phew…)
The Scissor Sisters’ performance was incredible! The favourites and popular ones were at their usual best. Music and dancing were non-stop. The “Invisible Light” pushed the night to the climax in the encore when money (literally 3-dollar bills) and silver confetti went flying in the air.
Thanks PL for coming with me on a Tuesday night!