Travel Diary India - Part 7 Delhi

Travel Diary India – Part 7 – Delhi (video)

Delhi Delhi is an extremely busy and crowded city. The streets are filthy and populated by many homeless and desperate people. large groups of people sleep under bridges, in doorways and anywhere else they can find shelter. Some were even strewn out on busy side walks causing pedestrians to step over and navigate around them.…

Red Fort

Delhi scams

Arriving in Delhi We flew to Delhi from Kerala. We contemplated taking the train but the distance is quite significant and it would have taken at least a few days, a few days which we couldn’t really afford to spare. The plane was delayed four hours; nothing ever seems to run on time in India. …

Traditional Keralan house boat on the backwaters

The Keralan backwaters – Kochi, India

Keralan backwaters The Keralan backwaters are an expansive network of interconnected canals and lakes collectively reaching a distance of 900km. Many of these canals and waterways are manmade and have been used for centuries as a form of public transport, conveying goods for local trade and fishing. Many local people still depend on the backwaters…

meditation

Meditation on the roof during a full moon

Meditation [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”0903e65f5a” width=”700″ height=”250″ zoom=”14″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”Princess street, fort kochi, kerala, india{}medicalstore.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] In our hotel there was a very eccentric Australian woman who went by the name of Yogi Linda. She basically lived…

Chinese fishing net in Fort Kochi

Kochi – Kerala

Kochi [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”eda34519eb” width=”700″ height=”250″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] I’m sitting in the open doorway of a speeding train carriage as it trundles towards the tropical southern state of Kerala, watching the palm trees pass by…