National Rail Museum, Delhi
Hot and humid in Delhi
- but when you have your hosts' driver to take you some places - well, certainly makes it easier. We've used the Delhi metro a few times, too. Clean, efficient, cheap - 10p for 5 stops, no free papers lying around, food not allowed...But you go through a security check every time you use it. Of course, we've both "beeped" every time, and had the bag search. The "shit on the shoe" scam was tried on us at Connaught Place. Some nasty brown substance (not very nasty) was dropped on my shoes...and these guys pointed it out as "shit" and offered to clean it off. For a price. We told them to..push off. But I eventually had to get the mess off using the shower! And today was the railway museum. Great engine exhibits, the Maharajah of Baroda's saloon, great models. All for 10rupees each (12p), but a supplement for the saloon. It's only just round the corner from the Canadian Embassy where Susie and Peter are being great hosts. Then later on we did various Moghul tombs. Some have beautifully maintained gardens - which attract Indian teenagers. Groups of boys showing off to giggling girls. Same the whole world over. They also seem to attract foreign men who need advice on what to wear. The tombs - very impressive. Tomorrow, off on the early flight to Leh, in Ladakh, where we stay for a couple of weeks. 3000 metres up in the Himalayas. Hope to find an internet caf in a few days - and if we have the energy at that altitude, we'll be back on the blog.