Sunday, February 07, 2010

Leaving Delhi this evening-

Today was full of Sihk Temples with important Gurus, Mughal Tombs predating the Taj Mahal, Hindu and Bahai Temples, Islamic Mosques, and Ghandi's final days. We spent the day with Sonu, our driver, who wanted to introduce us to places all over Delhi.

While visiting Qutab Minar (the 12th century city of Delhi) we stumbled upon the filming of a Bollywood music video. School kids went crazy over whoever the star of the video was and Nicole and I sat on a hill and watched them rehearse the choreography. Justin Timberlake they are not.

The people are alarmingly friendly and want to say hi whenever they see us. A favorite conversation starter is "we love Obama... Bush bad." After watching the filming of the Bollywood video, as the schoolchildren left, everyone of them wanted to shake hands with us. Yesterday, while visiting the Red Fort, hundreds of elementary school girls shyly said hello to Nicole. The encounters are sweet.

We get on an overnight train this evening to Amritsar in the state of Punjab. Talk to you then.

1 comment:

Tina Romine said...

Photos are awesome. Glad you're having a good trip!