A Blind Boxing Day
First stop was the beautiful Lotus Temple. Getting there wasn't so beautiful as we took the metro and got directed out at the wrong entrance via a slum and some markets. We managed to navigate our way out of the small streets piled high with temple goodies when James asked a man for directions. The man just looked at him with a blank expression, suddenly his mate pipes up 'it is that way' and he points his withered arm towards a path. James led us off taking the man's directions and I take another look at the man who just told us where to go, and I look at Mum. We both start laughing, he was walking with his hand resting on his friend's shoulder and a white stick; the man was blind and we were happily following his directions! He did not fail us and we saw the way we should have gone from the metro but we had a much more interesting walk. The temple was peaceful and the gardens lovely, a good spot to recuperate and start the pictures of yoga posing.
We had planned to visit Khan Market on Christmas Day but I thought it would be apt to hit the shops for the non-existent boxing day sales. Khan market wasn't exactly what I had imagined but we found the great 'Fabrinda' shop that sells all sorts of wonderful clothes and home wares. Mum bought a few nice bits and a top for me, xmas treat-so spoilt! We walked to Lodhi gardens from Khan Market after the obligatory CCD and biscuits.
Lodhi gardens is a beautiful haven in the madness of Delhi and we wandered around the gardens and looked at some of the ruined mosques. We took a picture for Gail and Dad pulled out some of his yoga moves, much to the delight of an Indian couple watching! We had an amazing late lunch at the Garden Café, with western food for a change. A taxi was needed to get back to Basil's and he was such a nice guy with a big van that we booked him to drop us at the station, the next morning.