Well this is a culture shock!! And a heat shock!
Landed in India, got on a taxi, taxi took us to tourist information centre (clearly not for real tourists) and told us place we staying is bad and roadworks along the way, impossible to get in with car. Got taken to another Hotel and taxi driver wanted 600INDR. Interesting, day one and scammed already!! Yay.
That night we seemed to attrack more than our fair sare of bling, and cripples as we walked along the road. Is it our white faces or our clean clothes? Who knows and i certainly didn't stay to make friends. Ate some really spicy curry, and finally got Delhi belly. Why not right? It's good for your system to be cleaned once in a while.
Discovered a new game, Backpacker!. it seems to work on the underdog principle, something that every British person would find appealing. Went to sleep and as i had the cooler on my nether region, I was thinking of the present Bron got me before i went away, willy warmer. Everything was hot but the cooler only directed its air to that spot. What irony!
The next day, 24th, we finally in contact with our real Hotel and got a taxi there, it seems that there are roads to there and this taxi driver knows the way. We have breakfast, toast as we cannot trust the dairy or the eggs.
Our frind Manish has highly recommended this place and i can see why. It's great. Spacious, secure, sunny. We had breakfast on the Hotel's rooftop where we conpared our tanned skins and marvelled at Emily's green face from the insect reppellent.
No real problems with India, the business is just busy and once you catch on witht the pace you just play the locals at their game. 200 for taxi? I will bless your family if you settle on 100! Yes?! 100?! 100 is good money, you like money?! I only have 100.
But we're not to that stage where we barter for everything. If we do i feel that we would go away and on the plane barter for the toilet and food and drinks. On top of taking the discusting Anti-Malarial medication that just makes you gag. Someone must've thought that if medicines taste good then they are not good for you, so the worse it tastes the better it is for you. This stuff must be excellent right now.
So off to bed for noon.