25 Dec 2015

India by bskinna

2/17

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30 hours after locking my front door in Seattle, we're settled into our apartment in Delhi! It's almost 4 in the morning here and we sat bleary eyed in a cab as it haphazardly made its way through Hauz Khas Village's tangled side streets. I didn't have the energy to properly react, but everything you've heard about drivers here is true. The lane dividers are treated like loose suggestions, red lights warrant a honk but certainly not a stop, and turn signals are for the weak. Even in the middle of the night I like the energy Delhi's putting out, and our host is exceedingly pleasant so far. Beyond excited to (/sleep on any flat service) explore tomorrow!

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Sitting in Lodi gardens on a 15th century Mogul Tomb listening to the birds call and watching dappled sunlight play on the red sandstone carved gate. India may assault your senses, but it seems to soothe them just as well.

First tuk-tuck ride is also in the books and other than a terrifyingly close encounter with a horse and a minor bidding war at the beginning, I'd say it was a success.