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Written on: Wednesday October 15th, 2008

A journal entry from: July 08 - Jan 09

Crazy, madcap, hectic and diverse was what I was expecting, and I got it in spades. After hearing loads of warnings about the scams and dangers at the airport I stumped up for a pre-paid taxi, with some help from Paneet, who I met on the plane, and then headed off to the comparable (as opposed to incomparable) Hotel Durga Deluxe. The next day I went for a wander around town, got pleasantly lost and pleasantly surprised by the efficiency and cost of the metro system. Got my boots repaired in the street, got hassled by millions of people trying to sell me stuff - Delhi street merchants can be extremely persistent - and had a nice wander around the Red Fort before booking my overnight train ticket to go and look for tigers near Ramnagar tomorrow night. I am glad that I will be coming back to Delhi - there is so much to see and do (and of course there will be cricket on here in a couple of weeks).