Saturday, November 29, 2008

DELHI - III

Hmm ... not looking good re my departure from here to Melbourne via Bangkok in just over 30 hours time, from what I hear re the situation at Bangkok airport, and the Thai Airways website is not exactly a fount of information ... I haven't really turned my mind to any contingency plan yet. Today I again braved the Delhi traffic, which seemed much easier for some reason - was it because it's Saturday, or the election today, or have I become a bit more accustomed to the hair-raising nature of cycling here ... perhaps a bit of each. So today I cycled to the mid-16th century Humayun's Tomb & the 16th century Purana Qila fort, followed by a snack and coffee with cream at the United Coffee House, a 1940's restaurant in Connaught Place.

8 comments:

Mr Felix (aka Pak Peelips) said...

Riiight, fascinating....
so what happened when you did all that, mate? :)

Lucinda said...

Hurray ...I managed to log into your blog...frustratingly difficult to access in Beijing...the last days I haven't had any luck. I am glad to know you are nowhere near Mumbai, though I wouldn't have had a shred of worry about you even if you were there given you would have been far from the likes of the Taj and Oberoi Hotels. I can't imagine they would allow you to take your bike into the room for cleaning !!!
I went to Xinjiang with a friend some months ago and at night when the lights were turned off very early she was still sitting up reading, with one of those lights strapped onto her forehead. I was jealous....but don't think I would have been able to to it...I do have my dignity! Good luck in Bangkok, Lucinda P.S. Felix is welcome to come and stay or visit if in Beijing

Mati said...

hey David, Glad to hear everything is ok with you, I have been checking your blog now and then, sorry didn't write, talk when you get back and all the best with the Thai end of your journey.

david w said...

well felix, I returned back to where I'm staying, feeling virtuous that I'd done some touristing & not just hung around reading & drinking coffee (which I'll probably do today).

Mr Felix (aka Pak Peelips) said...

Dave! One of the very GREAT things about cycling (as you will well know) is that you can just sit around, drink coffee and do nothing for days after the trip.
Come on, man! Get with the program! :)

Yeah, Bangkok looks like a dud! What you gonna do? Bummer.

Ok, I'm in Hanzhou for the night, and exit here tomorrow afternoon, into KL. All well. :)

david w said...

... looks like Felix won't be there much longer Lucinda. And re Mumbai, I did go to the Leopold cafe in Mumbai several times when I was there.

david w said...

good to hear from you Bhanu & hope to chat soon...

david w said...

hey Felix, we may have just missed out coinciding at Shanghai airport if you were there yesterday afternoon .. I was sitting there between about midday & 6:15pm waiting for my connecting flight to Melbourne. Hope KL goes well