We have arrived! Its hot and noisey and bustling but we love it!
The plane ride here was pretty good. We got to fly on one of the new Singapore Airlines planes and it was the buissssssnessssss! After sitting on your ass in the same place for so many hours its amazing what can spark your tyres...like a light in a new place, or a different cushion cover. We were Kings! Stu had to sit next to an Indian man on the way over who turned out to be lovely and very helpful. But as the flight went on, it appeared that he was intent on drinking ALL of the wine on the flight. By the end of the flight he was hysterically laughing, and on his knees in the aisle playing with his kids, when we had just been told not to leave our seats while we landed. Pretty good!
We were met at the airport by Raj our tour guide for Delhi. He took us to our Hotel...Hotel Perfect...:o/ Its like, the most decadent flashy furniture that doesn't match, all piled into a not so flashy room. There are things in the bath that I'm not even sure what you do with them? Sit and scrub I think...It beats a tent by a long shot though so we are happy. Slept for 12 hours as we didn't do much sleeping on the flights (Stu couldn't with drunk man sitting next to him!). Its 3pm here and we have already been for a walk around and looked in some shops. We braved lunch with the locals, and ended up having some really nice vego burgers and naan bread for $3 NZD all up. My boobs are again attratcing some attention, but not as much as Africa, and the road rules are hillarious! You just beep and honk, and then drive where ever you want while doing so. Rikshaws and Tuk Tuks everywhere, like Thailand, If it has wheels, you can drive it on the roads...tractors, etc etc.
We have our tour meeting tonight, apparantly there is only one other guy on our tour, we're stoked!!! Off to Agra and the Taj tomorrow!!! Woo hoo!!! Should be amazing!
Mum, Hippos in Africa are like sheep in NZ. They are everywhere!!! We saw hundred of them every day. So we just got a bit complacent. Your safe as with them as long as you don't go in the water with them, and stay away from them at night. The guard at one of the places we stayed at had a gun that he carried around incase a hippo came into camp.
Manny we are so disappointed in you! Start selling stuff and you will soon get over your addiction. Anyway...rehab is for quitters!!!
Culture wise, I think we are going to get heaps from India. Africa had no smell which sounds strange, but when you walk down the street in Thailand or India, the smells are amazing! We also weren't around the locals much in Africa, wheras in India we just had lunch with them. Don't get us wrong, we loved Africa, but we just longed for a bit of Culture and Interaction. I am sure we will have many more tales to tell as its quite an exciting fast paced place.
Love to everyone, and tell Nick and Kate I said congrats.
Until the next blog,
Marcelle and Stu
Wednesday, June 18, 2008