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We are loving Delhi

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We are still here!.....we have changed hotels to be in keeping with our backpacker budget, partly because we are absolutely loving it here - and also because we are learning very quickly that we just can't get everything done at the pace we are used to. A second attempt at buying our 60 day rail pass, and booking our train to Agra is the order of the day. We have decided to visit the Taj Mahal en-route to Nepal - soooooo exciting. Ross is like a big kid about the train - he can't wait......but I do hope he's not disappointed!

We are so excited by Delhi, we spent the evening on Main Bazzar which is a crazy street of people doing just about everything imaginable - weeing, cooking, singing, touting, tooting - motorbikes in all directions alongside rickshaws - the wealthy and the destitute all contributing to an atmosphere that made us grin from ear to ear - this has to be the most sensory-stimulating City I have visited. It's an indescribable concoction of organised chaos.

We are definitely settling in to the budget way of living. We're actually very happy with our tiny room,just off the main bazzar.....though arriving here was probably a similar experience to how I imagine one checks into prison. We were given a toilet roll each, with a small wrapped bar of soap inside, on top of a small towel. Incredibly friendly people here - they cannot do enough for us.

Good news, we now have a camera which, when we have a moment, we'll learn to use and start posting pics ;-)

bye for now.xxx

Posted by charlieandross 21:51 Archived in India

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Charlie & Ross
I am glued to your blog - have setup every possible notifcation to get updates as you submit new stories etc - I feel like a total stalker! But, loving the fact that you're settling into it all - the loo roll and the soap made me giggle with very green eyes - please savour every moment and dont be in a rush. Ang and I rushed a bit to begin with because it does take a while to adjust to the fact that you have more time than you realise initially and get used to a different pace.
Any questions on that camera - please shout, and snap like there's no tomorrow - I wish I had taken so many more pictures - later down the line you forget so much of the little things.
OK - lecture over, other than to say have such a brilliant time, it all sounds so amazing already.
My best to Ross and much love (thanks for the lovely card).
BTW, assume this wont get published on your blog (hope not) - dont know if you would rather I email from time to time rather than edit over your lovely blog...?
Take care

by philsnipes

Sounds like you have settled into things and are lapping it all up, I also have green eyes (funny that). I do so hope the train journey is good....take the looroll! and DONT eat the soap!
Ceri says Hi, Im off to see Charlotte and the kids tonight, so I can update them.
Have fun and stay safe. Lots of love, Mum xxxx

by lee day

This is sooo funny Charlie - seriously howled with laughter about the loo roll :)))
Sounds totally amazing & am super glad your having the times of your life .... Happy days & so many more to be had!
Me, ash & kids are good, I'm getting into the swing of my cardio re hab - basically circuit training with OAP's lol!
Look forward to your next instalment!
Take care & stay safe

by StephieB

Hi Charlie & Ross
It does sound like you are creating some memories already - how's the food?...that loo roll might turn out to be the local currency...use sparingly.
Boys and trains, I understand Ross' excitement completely.
Make sure you enjoy every minute, but stay safe. Love from us all.
Dad, Chris, Tom, Harriet and Nan xxxxx

by John and Chris

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