Saturday, 30 May 2015

Goodbye India

You've been quite a ride.

The last few days we've been kicking back in Delhi, shopping, eating and working (well I have; the Animator has been swanning around the swimming pool).

The heatwave shows no sign of abating and today we almost melted while visiting the beautiful Lodi Gardens, a huge oasis of green in the middle of the melee which contains several 15th Century tombs. Sadly that is all I can tell you about them because I was too busy trying not to die of heat exhaustion to pay too much attention to the gardens' historical significance.

We also hung out in Khan Market, which is apparently India's most expensive retail locations, but where I still managed to snag a gorgeous hand-made quilt for the princely sum of 30 bucks. And had the best Goan fish curry I've eaten in my life.

We are now packing and hoping our over-enthusiastic consumption won't challenge Singapore Airlines' weight restrictions. We have an early start tomorrow for our 5-1/2 hour flight to Singapore, then three hours in Changi and another 10 hours to Auckland. And then a couple of hours wait for the last leg to Welly.

See you on the other side...

Today's visuals are of the last few days in Delhi..a bonkers, frenetic city that somehow manages to slide under one's skin.










Hilariously, we also both the cheapest haircuts ever yesterday. Having run out of time to get to the hairdressers before we left, when we spotted a place yesterday we both submitted ourselves for the chop. Admittedly, I was a little more hesitant than the Animator (you can't really go wrong with his hair), particularly as the hairdressers looked as though it hadn't been painted, or cleaned, since Indira Ghandi was Prime Minister. But the owner was a laugh and at NZ$8 for two haircuts, who's arguing? Happily, it ended well: they're both pretty good haircuts.  







  

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