Famous in India

We have just settled into our new Hostel. It is fairly nice. We are staying on Main Bazar near the New Delhi Train station. The street is a market street, full of stalls. Yesterday was a much better day for us both, as we had a better idea where things were and we also didn’t let the touts get to us. We had a nice sleep in to catch up with sleep and then we went to book all our trains up until Mumbai. Then we booked our accommodation up until Monday, when we leave for Agra.

Famous in India

Famous in India

Yesterday we visited India Gate and also the house of Parliament. When we arrived at India Gate a group of about 20 school kids came up to me asking for my picture. I thought this was funny so I just agreed. Then another group of people also asked could they get there picture taken with me. I said I’m not famous! They just wanted their picture taken with me because I was Foreign, they said. I think it’s also because of my height. It is unusual to see anyone my height here, let alone a woman. People really do stare at us. I think we need to work on blending in more. You can tell travellers who have been travelling for while, as they start to blend into the background more. We will work on this!

You’ll be pleased to know Paul is still fixing problems. Yesterday a guy’s car broke down on a busy main street in New Delhi. Paul and another guy helped push the car to get it started again. He has been tempted on several occasions to help locals who are busy working on the paths here. They are trying to get the place ready for the Common Wealth games, which will be in New Delhi this year. They will be lucky to get it complete in time, with the manual labour only. They have not got heavy machines like we do!

Ruth infront of India Gate

Ruth infront of India Gate

Today we are heading to see the Red Fort, ISKCON temple and the Lotus Temple, which looks very similar to the Sydney Opera House. Then later on we are visiting the Garden of Five Senses. I will tell you more about these places, once we have visited them.

Bye for now

Ruth and Paul

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