Monday, August 4, 2008

Yucky flooded roads (Delhi)

Earlier in the day, we went to Dilli Haat, a market area that sold lots of crafts.

I was always told that monsoons are the worst in Mumbai, but my worst rainfall experience was in Delhi. And it was the most rainfall Delhi had experienced for the season thus far. And we deliberately went out and trudged through the grungy water that was nearly knee high. It was... kinda gross. Jennifer's friend was in Delhi, so we were going to meet him for dinner. During evening rush hour, getting from south Delhi to Connaught Place is a challenge in itself, and the extreme rain wasn't any help. Getting a rickshaw was nearly impossible. Heavy rain meant less drivers who wanted to deal with the ridiculous traffic and flooded roads. We had our pants rolled up and were walking through the water, trying to find a rickshaw. We headed in the direction of a busy street in search of a rickshaw, and they were few and far between, and those that did pass already had passengers. So there we are standing in the rain waiting and waiting. And we had no umbrella. Or did we? Actually I think we did, but I was so wet, I don't think it really made a difference. Anyway, after failing to get a rickshaw, we decided to postpone the dinner. So we returned to our host's dry apartment and probably watched a few episodes of Friends on Star World.

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