After looking at the weather forecast the night before to see stormy skyies, we decided to wake up a little later to catch up on some beauty sleep.
Waking up 10am to see the sun shining brightly wasn't what we expected, but knowing that we had to check out by 12 to fly to Delhi later this afternoon soon took away our disappointment of not enjoying the sunshine.
Neither the less, about half an hour into our packing I noticed a dark cloud crawling over our oceans views.
And it stormed :-/ Hail, rain and thunder ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Checking out at 12 to make our way to the bus to catch to Dubai airport, all we could think about was food and where we could grab a bite to eat.
As we left the hotel we soon realised that not one store in Ajman was open, and all we could hear was the chanting from the mosques and everyone was running around with their prayer mats to the mosque!
When the bus finally left at 1pm I was sat in the women's section of the bus. A man demanded that the children stood to give me their seat, I felt bad but the children then sat on their mams laps, so it wasn't too bad. I was surrounded by a group of women and their children on the bus and had a little conversation.
When we finally got to the airport and got some food. Rich picked up wifi and had an email from our hotel. He had left his passport behind the desk in the hotel.. Dummass!!!!!
He quickly jumped in a taxi to grab his passport, when he returned, the check in time was closed :-( we missed the flight!!!
We instantly rang the airline, indigo. And luckily booked on to he next flight which left at 10.20.
Landing in Delhi!
After hearing all the horror stories of Delhi and the hassle ect I was really weary about the area. Just didn't feel safe.
We left the airport and used the advise that we were told to only talk to people if their behind the counter or in uniform. We booked a taxi with the airport taxi service and people tried offering us better deals but we just stuck with why we knew.
When driving to out location I was literally in shock with the state of this place. Rubbish everywhere, wild dogs running around in packs, howling, people just walking in the dark streets. It was scary and even more horrifying when the taxi driver tried dropping us off in a dark alley, bare in mind it was 4pm by this point. So we insisted the taxi driver drove us straight outside our hotel. But he didn't speak very good English and kept mis understanding our directions. NIGHTMARE!!
When we finally located our hotel and entered inside, once again it was something if never witnessed before. People sleeping on the steps up to our room, large vents in the hallway where you had to walk over to access our room. Our room was ok, clean thankfully but basic. Just a bed, one pillow a throw in a room. We had a toilet which was brown and filthy! Yukkkk