Thoughts on Delhi

January 2nd to January 4th, 2019

jordangonen
Jan 21, 2019 · 4 min read
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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Things I Did

  • After a week of backpacking through Europe, my four friends and I embarked on a 10 day journey across India. Our flight is worth mentioning, as we flew, on New Years Day, from Budapest to Kiev (Ukraine), with a short layover, and then to New Delhi. What a terrible experiencing flying with Ukraine Air in a plane from the 1970s. Made for quite the landing. Anyways, we landed in New Delhi at around 7 am local time. Was very fortunate to be traveling with friends who had family in India, and who had arranged a driver to be with us throughout our time in New Delhi. Save the driver, we were entirely on our own! (an empowering feeling once again).
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  • We ate lots of good food, both at the hotel and also at a few restaurants. The food was good…better than American Indian food…but not nearly as good as the rest of our trip (staying with families).
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  • All in all, Delhi felt a bit claustrophobic — not from all the people around — but rather from the air quality and layout of the city. Really hard to get my bearings and never felt at all comfortable navigating. Was probably the hardest place for me to imagine living (moreso than any other city I visited in India, even the more rural ones). Perhaps I also saw the wrong parts of the city and got the wrong experiences, but Delhi was my least favorite city that I visited in India. It was also the only one where I was not staying with friends families. I am happy I came to Delhi but do not feel the need to go back any time soon.
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Giant Leaps

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