Hazy exploring in Delhi

Visitors to India either seem to love it or hate it. I’m prepared to love it.

Our tour company, Audley, suggested we rest when we arrive – maybe even sleep.  But we want to stay awake during our first daylight hours in this country and get a little walking in to offset our long travel time.

We keep our driver Rajesh and head to the Khan Market. It proved to be an interesting mix of high-end housewares, intricate wedding jewelry, bodega-style markets, beautiful colorful saris, restaurants, and cheap knick knacks. We enjoyed exploring.

The air here is smoky. Delhi has become one of the most polluted cities on earth and I’ve read the fires from the region’s farmers clearing fields is a major contributor to the problem. Our driver says fireworks from recent celebrations are a big factor.

Traffic is every bit of chaotic as we’d heard, lanes mean absolutely nothing; there is lots of honking. We’ve only scratched a bit of the surface here, but managed to see a tiny slice of this city of 26+ million.

People here are nice. Helpful. Happy to have American visitors.

Our own sleep-deprived haze has caught up with us. Til tomorrow.

About KFBuchsbaum

A lover of words, learning something new every day, exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures is what feeds my spirit. One significant thing I learned from my years in market research is that time away from an experience dilutes the memories.  You lose the highs and lows and end up with middle-of-the-road impressions.  The reason I started to blog, was to capture experiences real-time, in the moment.  I hope my moments help you relive some of your own great adventures or maybe plan some new.

Posted on November 1, 2018, in India. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love the beautiful colorful fruit photo! And the jumble of electrical cables in the street scene always amazes me. Can’t wait to see more!
    Have fun.

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  2. Hi girls! Interesting first day for both of you and yes, you must be exhausted. And I was wondering why some people were wearing masks and you cleared that rightvup for me Karen!
    Please get some sleep!! Look forward to your next post. 😘

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  3. Glad you made it safely! Enjoy 🙂

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