Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 India Saturday 19th-November-2016. In Delhi. Early start today. I was up at four o’clock trying to sort another hotel out. I’d already spent an hour or two last night trying, but everywhere seemed full. Well, apart from hotels at the top end of the market or the ones at the very bottom. In the end, I decided it’s probably better, the devil, you know, so I’m staying where I am. I later found out that the Delhi half marathon is tomorrow, which would probably explain why all the hotels were full.
After filling up on the buffet breakfast (to make sure I got my money’s worth!) I went to source packing materials for my bike, ready for my flight home on Tuesday. The hotel concierge pointed me to the area in town where I might find some. I’d already sorted a bike shop where I could get a box from. But they didn’t open until 11 am, so I went off to get some bubble wrap, which I found remarkably quick!
After returning to the hotel to drop the bubble wrap off, it was time to find the bike shop, which was about five miles away in South Delhi. That, too, was pretty easy to find. And he had a box, which he delivered to the hotel in the evening.
On the way back to the hotel, after sorting out the box, I went for a spot of sightseeing. I went to see the Indian gate and the parliament buildings, which was enough for me. And I returned to the hotel.
Whilst I was out playing the tourist, I got speaking to Nick, who was also from England and was staying at the same hotel as me. Nick was over here on business and playing the tourist on his last day before flying home in the early hours of tomorrow morning. It was nice to converse with somebody and not have to keep guessing what they said because of their accent! We also had supper together tonight.