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Last Day in Delhi - before flying out

2008.02.14
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Majnu Ka Tilla - I spent my secondlast night here - The Tibettan Colony in Delhi.
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That's my bike in the foreground, in a box of course. It and me are on a rickshaw going back to Pahar Ganj. In the background is the Red Fort, a major tourist site in Delhi.
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The way ahead in the late afternoon.
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Its full of rickshaws. We spent a lot of time in the stationary position.
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The view over the back.
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And again.
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He's got a good face, hasn't he?
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These are strips of sachets of various things including shampoo, tobacco and sweets. I bought all my shampoo for my trip this way to keep the weight of my gear down.
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All these shots are from the back of the rickshaw when stationary. This is just another view on the side street.
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An unusually vacant patch of street side.
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Anoop Hotel in Pahar Ganj. Its a bit messy. But look, marble everywhere. I think this room cost me 350r.
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I accepted it because it had windows which, since they were painting the hotel with highly toxic oil paint, I needed to escape the fumes.

Still messy. I am in the throes of deciding what to chuck out. I had to get my baggage down even more so as to avoid paying excess baggage fees.
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The bathroom and the ubiquitous big bucket - I wish I could find one like this at home - its about 20 litres. In this hotel, there was a shower, though not hot but often you only had a bucket of hot water to wash in. But also there was often enough in it to enable you to wash some clothes in hot water still. I did almost all my laundry by hand throughout my trip in this way. It meant i didn't have to bring many clothes and could avoid laundering expenses.
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Wandering around Pahar Ganj on my last night I got a henna design on my hand for nothing - I didn't really care whether or not i had one but it was advertising for the people doing it. This guy has just bought a nice little design on his chest.
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I had a lot to do on my last day in Delhi but the main task was to get my bike boxed. Most of the pictures above are taken from the back of a rickshaw when I was transporting my boxed bike back from Chandni Chowk to my hotel room in Pahar Ganj for my last night.
7 Comments
somogyvari Wonderful pictures!!Thanks for sharing!!!
somogyvari · 2008-05-11: 05:45
swaps nice set.. :)
swaps · 2008-05-11: 10:47
janec These are really interesting shots and your commentary is great. What a crowded, busy place - liked the 'bit of vacant space' shot.
janec · 2008-05-17: 00:19
hsnpictures 2 is beautiful
hsnpictures · 2008-05-17: 05:49
Gripe Fantastic photos!!
Gripe · 2008-05-27: 04:08
JG These are great thanks for posting them. Asian cities are something else....
JG · 2008-08-16: 06:53
JenPat I've only just discovered your India shots are on here. I shall be able to procrastinate nicely for the rest of the day now ;-)
JenPat · 2009-07-26: 01:29
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