Monday, December 1, 2008

26 Nov - 1 Dec – Delhi, India

We are having a fabulous time in Delhi. Our friends Melanie and Josh, who we got to know years ago in South Africa, live at the US Embassy compound and we are camping in their garden. Their children Jacob and Dora are playing so nicely with our children. We even had the privilege to be invited to the Thanksgiving dinner, and Ola got the honor of cutting the 21 pound turkey!
We are playing in the garden and going on nice excursions to the main sights of chaotic Old Delhi and organized New Delhi.
The Red Fort is a highlight, but we actually enjoyed the bicycle rickshaw ride from the fort to the spice market even more.
Shopping in the bazaar is very entertaining, but we will most of all remember seeing a beautiful elephant striding along a main avenue in New Delhi.
Seeing the huge new temple Swaminarayan Akshardham was impressive. It reminded Josh of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, while we came to think of Disneyland in Hong Kong.
We preferred the old time charm of Humayun’s Tomb to the sharp edges of the new temple.
Our stay in Delhi was delightful thanks to Melanie & Josh,
Jacob & Dora.
Thank you so much for your fantastic hospitality!

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