So we'd been in India approximately 3 hours when we decided it was time to start our sightseeing. The journey to Delhi and the journey from the airport had been washed away by our power shower. :-)
Humayans Tomb was first on the list. A beautiful place in the middle of all the hustle and bustle...yet our journey there was not so beautiful!
We listened dutifully to the receptionist who told us to cross the road to get a tuktuk. Then we saw the road. Trust me no one would have wanted to cross THAT road. So we decided to walk for a bit and avoid crossing for a while. This meant several stares at us and a motorbike curb crawling the wrong way next to us. That's when we realised a tuktuk would cause less of a scene and so Laura did a little wave dance to catch one.
Humayans Tomb really is beautiful, an oasis in the middle of a busy city. Unfortunately for us we were easy targets for anyone looking for a quick way to make cash. One security guard followed us into the first tombs and gave us a big spiel about the tombs, half of which we didn't understand, and then asked for some money.
After walking into the next part of the gardens-the main part-we realised we'd been conned in the outer gardens before even stepping foot inside the real place! That's when the downpour came. We gave up and walked back thorough the tombs, even though Laura was worried about the decency of her white trousers and the increasingly wet floor meant a future fall could be extremely possible...