Dehli and then some…
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
We survived the 17 hour train ride! I’m worn out. For some reason my left hand got bit by something and is swollen like twice the size of the other one. Tim said if he knew my skin would be reacting to so many things on this trip he would have bought a mesh suit for me to travel in, he expected that I was ‘a tough’ coming from Louisiana. But I’m not. And now I have a fat hand.
The food on the train was delicious! Better than any plane ride I’ve ever taken, loved it, even ate the strange orange dessert, but it tasted like cardamom which I love! Getting off the train, that was a nightmare. Thousands of people. Kids stormed the train as soon as the doors opened, stepping on our feet and pushing us out of the way to try to find our leftovers of water bottles and newspapers. Easily a panic situation, it’s enough to drive you insane.
There’s Tim in a Dehli crowd. Oh geez, makes you stressed looking at it right?
Then we had to climb in, with all of our bags, into this tiny auto rickshaw. They are just ridiculous, no seatbelts, flying over potholes, weaving in and out of traffic, totally unsafe…
I forgot to tell ya’ll about our Bollywood movie, “Hello”. It was in Hindi! No English, not even subtitles! But because the acting is so superb, you can really get the gist, we followed along just fine! The best part was at the beginning, everyone in the theater stood to sing the Indian National Anthem!