Cycle Touring India Saturday 19th November. Delhi.

I was up a 4am this morning trying to sort out another hotel but they just all seemed to be full apart from of course the more expensive ones or the very cheap ones! So I decided better the devil you know and am staying put! I did find out later in the day that it maybe due to the Delhi half marathon tomorrow.

A smoggy Delhi
A smoggy view of Delhi from my hotel window this morning

After filling up on the buffet breakfast (to make sure I get my monies worth!) and with a bit of help from the hotel concierge I sourced out where to get packing materials for my bike, I’d already found a bike shop where I could hopefully get a box from but they didn’t open until 11am so off I went to get some bubble wrap, which remarkably I found pretty easily!

Learner drivers handbook
The message on the front of a learning to drive book, what a load of rubbish!

After returning back 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 also had a box, which was delivered to the hotel in the evening.

Parliament building
Parliament

On the way back to the hotel after sorting out the box I done a spot of site seeing and went to see the Indian gate and the parliament buildings then that was enough for me so I went back to the hotel.

India Gate
India Gate

Whilst I was out playing the tourist I got speaking to a bloke from England Nick, turned out we were staying at the same hotel so we had supper together. Nick was over here on business and was just playing the tourist on his last day before flying home in the early hours of the morning.

It was nice to be able to have a conversation with somebody and not have to keep guessing what they said because of the accent!

4 Replies to “Cycle Touring India Saturday 19th November. Delhi.”

  1. Hi Garry! I’ll be sorry when this tour is over. that Gate reminds me of Paris. Can’t believe bike shops don’t open till 11am. Which is best Mumbai or Delhi?
    Hope the train crash will not impact on you.

    1. So will I but hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m away again!
      Mumbai and Delhi are both very different, it’s definitely a lot cleaner and not so busy here in Delhi.

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