6th day in India~ little sightseeing in Delhi...

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MRT system is good as Taiwan's system.. let's go for sightseeing now!!

This is first day me and Janice traveled together.. We didn't have much time in Delhi, since our train to Vanarasi was 15:35. Janice wanted to see Gandhi Smriti and I wanted to visit the National Museum.. We decided to visit both spots, then rush to New Delhi train station..

Gandhi Smriti is more modern and ecducational than expected... I took a lot of pictures as reference resorces for my work.. The National Museum is really full of treasure.. You can see the culture and human wisdom.. some of sculptures I read from books... very impressive!!

Our first time for train in India, we arrived the platform more than half hour ahead.
Guard everywhere, especially in parliament area..
. According to ticket, we would be in Vanarasi at 6:15AM next day.. we bought some snack and biscuit for dinner.. Althought the vender was kind to tell us the train will delay.. when the time approach, we were getting more and more anxious.. I decided to go to inquiry to look for information.. This is first time, I felt 2 ppl is better than one for backpacker travel.. The reason is like this moment, I could rush up and down to inquiry and Janice could stay in platform and take care of our luggage.. without her, I would be very worry and wondering how I can do next..

Anyway, surprisingly, inquiry told me, the train will delay 8 hours... EIGHT HOURS!!!!! I was too shock to believe.. I double confirmed, yes it's 8 hours.. We decided to go out for a bit more sightseeing and dinner in New Delhi.. we took metro again to Connaught Place.. we went to a very fine Indian restaurant for meal and drink, atmosphere is fine, service is nice and food is delicious.. in fact, I went back here twice for relaxing when I came back to Delhi again.. Finally, we departed from Delhi, it's 12AM... 12AM!!! tried and used out my adjective to describe how I felt...  

ak1215 says:
You are right ^_^ Anyway, I stayed in Delhi one day more than my original itinerary, becasue I exchanged train to flight to Aurangabad.. I did have great time in Delhi than Chennai~ My friends took care of me very well.. besides, I did feel it is necessary to do nothing a day during the backpacker travel for reinstall the energy..
As for Mumbai.. I only had a short staying.. my impresstion is the cab drivers are really bad..
Posted on: May 22, 2010
jethanad says:
We were in New Delhi In January, lots of delays were caused by cold and fog, also the trains are very crowded during rush hours and so you got mobbed. It is nothing personal, people are in rush , they dont take the time to be nice to a first-time visitor (you arfe lucky it was not in Mumbai which is much worse)

ALWAYS, your first essential piece of travel equipment - a sense of humor and friendliness. I hope you enjoyed Delhi nonetheless.
Posted on: May 22, 2010
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The spot where Janice wanna visit..
Yes.. we should do our best~~
Yes.. we should do our best~~
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National Museum, the spot I wanna…
endless train..
endless train..
endless people..
endless people..
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Janice was tired and took some re…
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