I arrived Delhi at 9PM and finally made it to my hotel at 10:30PM. The drive over was really interesting and here is my first impressions of India: Orderly chaos. The drive was nothing less than intense as the cab driver weaved in and out of traffic and even took a couple buses head on. Sheesh. But you know what? Things move. It's not like everything is at a standstill. It's almost as if everyone knows what everyone's next move is. Quite remarkable. I also found the mix of old and new structures very interesting. For example, at one point the driver tells me .. "Hey look, on the right, that's a new stadium" and then two seconds later ..."Oh and there's an old temple". But the best was seeing three elephants in the middle of the highway. Now that's something I'm sure I'll never see again.
I wasn't able to get any pictures during the drive over as it was dark out and the taxi was moving pretty fast, but I did get a quick snapshot of my hotel accommodations. I only get to spend a few hours there as I have to leave at 3AM to catch an early flight to Bangalore. Over and out ~ Dan
|Hotel Ajanta in downtown Delhi|