OLD DELHI - FEBRUARY 2008
It took me a long time to decide to travel to India and make it the main destination of a holiday! After returning, I read a book of Regis Airault on people going to India, «Les Fous de L'Inde» (Crazy on India). The main thesis is that westerners who go to India are either already crazy to go there or will become crazy about it after having been there... A thesis that will probably become more understandable after the next posts...
"CHANDNI CHOWK is the main street in Old Delhi. It runs through the middle of the walled city, from the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid. Originally it had a canal running in its middle as a part of the city's water supply scheme"
"MC DONALD'S - Incongruous!"
"FOUNTAIN - Rest of the old water supply scheme"
"WALKING through the streets of Old Delhi, with Ajmal leading the way"
"KARIM is an Old Delhi institution, serving non-vegetarian food since 1913, just opposite the Jama Masjid mosque in the walled city area of Delhi. Some claim that every food guide has voted it Delhi's best restaurant for many years; it's probably an exaggeration, but the food is highly recommended!"
"STREET MOVEMENT - It's not an easy task to stroll around in Old Delhi..."
"HOTEL TAJ - There are several hotels named Taj..."
"TRAFIC - The first impression is that the traffic is an absolute nightmare; and it proves even truer with time..."
"BOLLYWOOD - What a way to get the feeling..."