It’s been an interesting day here in New Delhi. After getting 4 hours sleep last night, I woke up at 5:30 AM this Saturday morning fully awake though physically tired. So I sat in bed and wrote about my travels here. After posting that blog, I went back to sleep and finally slept 4 more hours until 10AM.
When I got up at 10AM I realized that breakfast would be ending in 30 minutes, so I threw on some clothes and raced downstairs to the “Yellow Brick Road” restaurant for breakfast. It’s a very nice place where the staff wait on you constantly. I took advantage of the breakfast buffet and had a “made-to-order” omelet, a dish called Idli (steamed rice & lentil dumpling with spicey tomato sauce), juice, and coffee.
Later this morning Rohan and his driver picked me up for some site-seeing in the city. We went to the Khan Market where there was all manner of shops, vendors, etc. and crawling with people. I picked up a few souvenirs and we headed to the India Gate. As you may know, India’s movie industry is huge (“Bollywood”) and while we were there a film crew was filming a movie!
After leaving India Gate we went to the Lotus Temple, an architectural masterpiece of a modern worship place for the B’Hai faith. We had to remove our shoes to enter, but it was worth it. The building itself is enormous and beautiful. The gardens surrounding the temple were flourishing with beautiful flowers, well-kept gardens, and mowed green lawns.
Afterwards we headed to a popular shopping district and grabbed some lunch (barbecue chicken pita wraps with Lebanese dipping sauces). After sitting at lunch talking about everything from Rohan’s CD to what bands we listen to, we decided that jet lag was calling me to a nap, so we departed and they dropped me off at my hotel for some much-needed rest.
So, after a nice long nap I’m feeling better. Tomorrow we’re leaving early (9AM) for Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. Can’t wait to see this incredible place – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. More blogging tomorrow night after I get back.
Enjoy your Sunday!