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As I step out of my room, the heat embraces me. That overwhelming feeling of another hot day, when it will be impossible to escape the searing sun. But wait; isn’t it a little bit cooler today? Didn’t I just feel a breeze that wasn’t there yesterday? I step down the stairs and stop at the first landing.
There is no view. The foliage of the green trees hides the source of the noise from Mathura road, the sounds that accompany my sleep. Muffled traffic noise, at times. An ongoing roar most of the time. The trees are like a curtain, drawn, but unable to shut out the world behind.
The first time I visited Old Delhi, I left with a return ticket in my mind. Some places definitely call for a revisit. And I felt this urgent need to describe Old Delhi to everybody I knew back home. But how can you describe the busy Chandni Chowk lined with scruffy labourers and their carts, waiting for work. The intensive traffic in a steady flow through Old Delhi’s main artery, full of honking horns that drown out all speech.
I was standing in the middle lane of Khan Market trying to remember where I’d seen the Amici restaurant. I had been passing by less than half an hour earlier, but I wasn’t able to retrace my steps. I had decided to leave off the search and ask somebody, but not just anybody, when I saw a young woman approaching. I let her come near me before I politely asked her if she knew the whereabouts of Amici. I wasn’t really able to follow her left and right turns, she must have noticed and said; Oh come on I will walk you there.
A word of advice for those travelling by taxi from the airport to Delhi B&B. Call the B&B to arrange to be picked up!
We decided to take a taxi from the airport and were subjected to one of the popular "scams"
ATM withdrawal of money overseas can attract expensive bank charges on most credit cards. If only you could save your hard earned money from ending up in the coffers of the bank! After all, bank fees carry the potential to make or break your travel budget.
When you are planning to go on a trip, especially one that will be rather long and have multiple destinations, it can be stressful keeping track of everything. Flights, hotel check ins, time zones, currency converters...there is so much to keep track of. The greater the distance and longer the trip, the more there is to remember and organize.
Don't let it get to you. Instead, take a load off and use one of these useful travel dashboards to do the work for you.