Thursday 13 April 2006

India: the Golden Triangle - Delhi

We braved the Delhi traffic dodging taxis, bikes, cows, dogs, chickens, humans and machines that would be on a scrap heap anywhere else.

Our destination was the 17th century 'Red Fort' built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. Anywhere else in the world such a national treasure would have hoards of groundsmen picking up litter, mending paths and snipping vegetation. Here,..nothing….not as if there is a shortage of people. They seem content to allow everything to rot. It is very sad. Put up the entrance fee for Johnny foreigner I say and buy some brooms.

Later we discussed our car and driver requirements with a rep from a travel company recommended by the hotel. His quote for the three weeks made me laugh and no amount of moving of the decimal point in any currency made it any better. We declined.

I have another cunning plan.

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