My India experience has finally started. The airplane arrived in Delhi and the first bumpy part of the trip started. I had planned to sleep in the airport before taking a local flight in the morning. But one quick look at the minusculous, noisy, fully lit arrival hall, I realized that I needed to figure a plan B really quickly. So quickly pulled out the Lonely Planet guide for help.
While touts surrounded my. But thankfully I got a nice prepaid taxi. But the road was scary, ugly, dusty, etc.
Which took me to sleep at a slightly overpriced hotel YMCA Triangle Family Hostel.
The only interesting thing was that from the hotel window the view was on a Sikh temple which unfortunately was fully functional all night!!
Next day I took a local flight. The Terminal 1B of their domestic airport is also minusculous and crowded. The whole airport domestic and international is a scary dusty mess. But the flight went well and I am now in “Khajuraho<”, and the first beautiful part of the trip started.
The picture of this article is me in Khajuraho
Yes a happy smile even on my face is possible, even thought the temples can easily be seen in 1 day. So don’t listen to people that say you need two days. The weather is nice. But obviously the temple area has no shades. The village of khajuraho, is really that: A village. You have pigs, cows and dogs running wild. It only has two streets and the turists are local Indian tourist. Rather few white people.
The hotel had promised hot water. But then once there I find out its only hot from 7pm till 9pm.
What about in the morning, I ask? Answer: No!
Tommorow, more surprises. The trip already has some surprises, as a train ticket I booked a month in advance keeps showing me in Waiting List!! So I need to figure out plan B.