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Postcard from Delhi

November 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Destinations, Experience

Diwali

Joining the neighborhood kids to celebrate Diwali.

Joining the neighborhood kids to celebrate Diwali.

Diwali in Delhi is insane with more fireworks than every seen in my life. And, none from a gov’t or town but from residents and especially kids.  They were in the steet, on the rooftops and in the sky and went hour for hours and hours (and days). It left the city in a haze that smelt of burning gunpowder that disguised any pollution.

View of Delhi on Diwali

View of Delhi on Diwali

Sight seeing and being seen

Celebrity photos at snack bar.

Celebrity photos at snack bar.

President Obama saw more sights in Delhi that we did. The Indians visiting from provences for the Diwali holiday spent more time looking at and photographing Mirielle than the Mughal palace.  It was a great opportunity to meet lots of Indians which is more fun than seeing the 350+ year old fort.

Red head royalty outside throne room.

Red head royalty outside throne room.

The Delhi Metro

Mirielle exploring the routes on the Delhi Metro

Mirielle exploring the routes on the Delhi Metro

The Delhi Metro rocks!!  With many extensions and stops opened in October for the Commonwealth Games, it is a cheap, fixed price, and traffic free way to get around.  It’s popular with the locals as well and rarely are the cars not packed (Mirielle and I abandoned Jack for the ladies only car for some breathing room.)

Just a couple more pictures.

Mirielle shopping for jewelry and getting some advice.

Mirielle shopping for jewelry and getting some advice.

New friends on the Metro escalator.

New friends on the Metro escalator.

Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to check the #india10 hashtag on twitter.

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