We are moving north and it is getting cooler. We flew from Panjim (Goa) to Delhi in a new plane. On arrival in Delhi we took the metro, which started with a ride in a crappy old bus to the metro station, all rather odd. Once at Delhi proper we experienced delhi tuk tuk travel, mayhem, chaos. A mix of trucks, buses, pedestrians, dogs, ox carts, cycle rickshaws all on differing courses but, amazingly, all missing each other. If there are traffic laws in Delhi, nobody follows them! Stayed at the Bloomrooms which is a bit like student accommodation, small clean simple rooms with really comfy beds, WiFi, cable TV and a western cafe and very friendly and helpful staff. And, rather importantly, western loos. A bit European for India purists but we liked it -a little oasis from the madness on the streets outside. Spent nearly a whole day at the red fort, huge fort in red sandstone with marble clad palaces that once housed kings and queens. This is where the giant diamond the kohinoor originated before we Brits took it for our queen's crown. Not many Europeans here -we seem to be the main tourist attraction for holidaying Indians, and we get photographed quite a bit! Sometimes sneakily, sometimes we were asked to pose with family groups. Vanda refused requests for photos from groups of lads! Ended the day with Craig making use of the modern hotel facilities by being sick, but luckily felt better by the next day when we ventured to Jantar Mantar, an observatory from the 1700's. The observatory is ill maintained in beautiful gardens, bit of a disappointment. We took a tuk tuk to the Gandhi museum but due to language problems we ended up at Safdurjung tomb, fortuitous error as it is a beautiful place with very few visitors! Eventually made our way to Ghandi museum, the place where Ghandi was assassinated. Good museum that makes you think. Some of the interactive exhibits were broken, but again the gardens were immaculate. Seems the Indians can build great things but once the experts leave maintenance is forgotten except for the gardens. We also visited the fabulous Humayan's tomb and the markets. The spice market was a real spectacle with great piles of spices and teas, the air is thick with spice dust that almost chokes. We have enjoyed it here more than we expected. Delhi is a manic city that assaults all of your senses at once. But if you keep your wits about you there's lots to see and do.