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How to Succeed in Delhi
Submitted by Amber on 2007-04-06 10:16:50 (via www.jackieturbo.com)
I’ve had so much fun reading this article... What a smart girl! Figuring out a way how to escape the hoards of sellers trying to sell you something, or how to avoid the taxi drivers who don’t know where the hotel you’re looking for is, but always know a cheaper, better one, is not an easy task. But she managed…
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-08 09:08:25
Hey
She raises a few good points but i dont think shes really captured the image of delhi. I spent a week in Delhi which was enough...it does get boring after a while. Travelling to and from different parts of delhi the main thing you cannot forget is the amount of horrible sewage and waste smells. In shops people push in front of you...so its completely up to you to make sure you get served. When you walk through the main streets, youll find that youve got people from every angle watching you ready to ask if you wanna buy "beautiful sarees" and such things...they know youve got money!
Also many fail to mention the different classes of people, the things you see where in a western world you wouldnt see the things you can see in india (due to a higher population in india youre obviously gonna have a higher chance of seeing some really weird stuff.
I have a few vids i took in india and ive posted them on my youtube if you are interested take a look... www.youtube.com/saralouise1989
hope that helps
x sara x
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-08 14:19:28
Hey.
Yeah I agree with Sara, she has said a fair few things that are true about Delhi (and India in general!) but it does get boring after a while. We were there only a few days and that was enough. The roads are a nightmare - it is completely accurate to describe crossing them as a sport! Theres always someone waiting to rip you out of money by any means possible, but there are also genuine people who are actually just interested in you.
India's a lovely country with alot of things to do, you just have to look out for yourself and be tough sometimes!
Laura xxx
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-09 11:31:18
Hi, just finished reading the travelogues, to be honest i do think it's relatively accurate. I was in India for a month and spend approx. 5 days in Delhi. In my opinion Delhi was my least favourite city. You get unwanted attention and its not the most hygenic of places. I loved Milali, its much more relaxed and you still get to be in the heart of the culture (for example; witnessed a elephant riding through the streets quite randomly) another thing that was amazing was the Taj, i would definetly recommend you visit it, its even better in real life. Breath taking.
Hope that helps. If you have any other questions il be more than happy to answer them.
Jenna
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-07-13 11:00:56
a total picture of india the first thing that hits you appart from the heat is the smell on arrivial to delhi. there is waste everywhere and open sewage drains along with the pigs, dogs and goats on the street.
another thing is the large amount of fab shops there with sari and bangles and you will just fall in love with them all and want to buy then - the stall keepers will no this and no that you have teh money to pay for it and will try to rip you off so be sure to bagin for everything!
a good thing for getting past all the beggers you will see is to avoid the eye contact- if yo ulook them in the eye then you will end up giving all your money away, that might seem cruel but trust me its the only way!
you will see things from the very rich to the extreme poor and it is a daunting thing but well worth a visit!
have a few photos of slums and thins from my time in india on bebo www.bebo.com/chasarama.
happy travels!!!
charlie xx
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