Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Delhi, India

Mar 12, 2014 - Day 5 - Red Fort Complex

Well enough being lazy. Today I went off to the Red Fort Complex, built as a palace fort of Shahjahanabad, which got its name from the massive walls around it all being made with red sandstone. Inside the complex is a river channel called Nahr-i-Behisht, or Stream of Paradise, gives you an idea as to what those who made it thought of the complex. It’s as beautiful as important and the sight is truly something that stuck me silent with awe.

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Trip Blog 2014

Mar 9, 2014 - Day 2-my arrival

After my relaxing flight on American Airlines to Delhi I checked in with Hotel Tara Palace where I’ll be staying. My room has one queen size bed but you can get others with different beds, such as to full beds. Tomorrow I’m off to my first site, today I’m just going to get sorted out and enjoy the great view I get from my window.

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Trip Blog 2014

Feb 23, 2014 - Delhi [6]

February 20, 2014 I spoke with Jeff for a half hour today. The cost on my cell was 264 rupees. The exchange is currently 56 rupees to the Canadian dollar. Pretty cheap mobile call. I don’t see any more STD-ISD-PCO phone shops any more. As late as 2004 there were still quite a few. I still see evidence that they did exist. Old signs. Everyone now has a mobile. I am not sure the date today. I think it’s the 20th. It must be later than this. I have to move to another chai shop. There is too much traffic here. I like this area of Chandi Chowk....

Jump to full entry

Feb 9, 2014 - Delhi [5]

February 3, 2014 I am in Munich airport waiting for my flight. I have two hours. I hate airports. Waiting. On a plane. Waiting. I just paid USD$10.00 for a cappuccino and an espresso. Uggh. I hate airports. I did take a plate of fries from a table where the people had already left. Their cold. There is nowhere in this fucking airport to plug in my laptop. I have half a battery. There is one place but it’s down a hall and I’d have to lay out on the floor to guard it. Someone would call the bomb squad for sure. I am in terminal 1, gate B....

Jump to full entry

Jan 23, 2014 - Delhi [4]

January 17, 2014 I should have stayed in Guwharti. It’s so fucking cold here in Delhi. I could have flown Guwhararti – Germany, Germany – Tblisi. Just transiting through Delhi. No problem. I am done with fucking Delhole. Compared to The Seven Sisters it’s so bad. It’s hard to explain. It’s just a big ugly city – just as all big cities are, even those outside of India. The North East is still the ‘countryside’ even in Guwharati which boast +1,000,000 people. When I was in Guwharati I was thinking that it resembled Delhi but now that I am...

Jump to full entry

Jan 19, 2014 - Getting ready to move on

Not sure if anyone following this blog so here goes, with all the two ing and frowing. We have decided to leave north India and carry on to our next destination Cambodia. So we went down to connaught place and booked flight to bangkok wednesday , feeling a lot happier about that as north India is not for us think need the sun and although it is shining you are so aware not to show your arms etc and so fedup of being wrapped like a cacoon the Red Fort is brilliant and the carvings from 16 th century are amazing ,the British took over the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Cheeky monkeys

Dec 15, 2013 - Homeward Bound

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Oh my, time to face the long, long journey halfway around the globe, through twelve different time zones, back to Canada. The best thing was that Anil managed to uncover a fantastic business class route on Air China for one third the usual cost. It was only available on one day in December, and that day was around the time we were considering flying back anyway. What luck! This was the first time we were ever able to travel home in comfort. There’s something to be said for not booking everything in advance, for...

Jump to full entry

Dec 11, 2013 - Last day in Delhi

Today is a lazy day, my last in the Old Tibetan Village in Dharamsala. Some time to catch up on the journal! My friends Nancy and Jens head home to Ithaca, NY, tomorrow, and I go to Bangkok for an overnight with my friend Jim before heading to Cambodia the next day. Early morning flight—I leave the hotel at 2:30am! But our favorite driver from the Dharamsala trip, Ammad, is taking us and our luggage, so we feel very confident about arriving on time. Transition time, and time to enjoy a quiet meal before heading to bed for a few winks before...

Jump to full entry

Dec 9, 2013 - Karmapa and Dalai Lama's younger sister

We were surprised this morning to learn that a meeting had been arranged with the 17th His Holiness Karmapa at none the less than the Regency Hyatt of Delhi. The security was tight, as he is one of the very top leaders of Tibetan Buddhism, in one of the lineages. He was named at the young age of 1 ½ years, and is still quite young (30’s?). When asked questions about the applying Buddhism in daily life, he reflected back the question saying we had more experience with ordinary life than does he. The unexpected highlight of the morning,...

Jump to full entry

Dec 2, 2013 - Delhi (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Unfortunately there are no direct flights from Patna to Mumbai despite the fact that we were flying from one state capital to another. The flights pass through Delhi and we were required to change planes. Oh the trials and tribulations of endless travels, hehe. @@@@@@@

Jump to full entry

Nov 29, 2013 - Visit with the Dalai Lama

My "black Friday" was spent full of light--in a trip to see the Dalai Lama. Our group of 34 pilgrims boarded 8 taxis and set off on the journey. My friends Jens, Nancy and I rode in the back of #4, our taxi criss-crossing amidst multiple lanes of cars, trucks packed to the sky with cargo or school kids, motorcycles carrying whole families, bicycles and rickshaws. We made our way like bumper cars at a fair, and by some miracle of give and take amidst the Delhi symphony of horns blowing, we arrived safely at the Tibetan Youth Hostel. Our...

Jump to full entry

Nov 28, 2013 - Tibetan Old Camp in Delhi

The view from the Himalaya Hotel balcony was the Yamuna River, where women come to wash their clothes. Met others who are on this pilgrimage and had a wonderful dinner at the hotel. Changed to Nyingma house hotel in the Tibetan Old Camp section of Delhi. Hope to get a good night’s sleep for tomorrow’s journey to see the Dalai Lama. Auspicious beginning!

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0... 5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  ... 59  -- Next