I have just arrived in Delhi and am suffering just a little from sensory overload with all the noise, the smells and sights of the city. We have started sightseeing around the sights of Old Delhi with the Red Fort, markets and Palaces.
It is incredibly cheap here for accommodation and especially food. We had a huge meal for less than two pounds each yesterday evening and the hotel is about three pounds a night.
We are staying in Paharanj next to the market so is very lively as soon as you step out of the front door and have to start jumping out of the way to avoid being run over by cars, bicycles, people pushing food stalls, rickshaws or the odd cow or two! I am feeling like a bit of a liability and in the way as everyone either shouts or beeps at you! Still, to my amusement today my brother had the humiliation of a taxi driver holding his hand to help him cross the road. I really wish I'd had my camera with me at the time!
It is a bit hard to navigate your way around the city whilst avoiding all the people who lie to you and take you to places other than where you had asked to go to. You have to be very alert here to not get ripped off and I have a funny feeling that we may have been taken for a ride already. I guess I won't be the first or last person to get ripped off here!
However, we are heading off tomorow to explore Rajasthan and it is meant to be very nice there, so hopefully will be a bit calmer than this crazy place! Delhi makes Cairo seem like the Lake District.
Well, we shall see what it all shall bring!