A Western day in India
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Hello - I am currently in Delhi - and as with the rest of India and loving it - although today I have had a full on Western day. After doing to the biggest mosque in India I was going to go the old mogal fort but somehow I wasn't really in the mood. So instead I got the underground (clean and AC far nicer than in England to new Delhi). Boy is this different to Old Delhi. My only excuse for what I write next is I haven't seen anything like this for one and a half months....
....So after having McDonalds for lunch (different to in England had the big Mac equivlent but was chicken) - went in search of Starbucks - but found really nice coffee house where had mocha with triple sec and chocolate brownie.
Anyhow away from this Western day I have really enjoyed my Indian experience thus far.
Then onto Amritsar - the most holy site in the Sheikh religion (I have been learning lots about religion. At the center of this is the Golden Temple - and I was able to stay in the complex of the golden temple along with the thousands of pilgrims that visit the golden temple daily. It was an amazing experience and as you could enter the temple freely I saw it in all kinds of different lights. Then went to get night train back to Delhi with an Iraeli guy in a cycle ricksaw and some motorcycle scoundrel pulled up beside me and nicked my day bag - annoying for me but at least I took some comfort in the fact he will be pissed when he opens it. Took me an hour and about 25 english to replace everything on arrival at Delhi. Most expensive of this was me lonely planet.
Yesturday I was all set to travel the rest of India quickly then head to Sri Lanka to watch the last test. But combination of not wanting to rush, fly, Sri Lanka being pretty dry (beer - like much of India) and being so excited by a few Western delights today means I think I am going to start heading South to Goa instead and watch the final test on a beach in Goa surrounded by Western comforts instead :-). Happy days.