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I arrived at 9 pm. The first thing I noticed was the smog -- I could actually see it and taste it -- not a great welcome. Fortunately the airport was quiet and my taxi to the Master Paying Guest House was waiting for me. The taxi ride was hell. Crazy drivers -- including mine -- and beggars at every stop light. Young brightly dressed women, with very bad teeth, holding infants and knocking on the car window, beset me at every stop. Not a great intro to the city, was my initial thought. The taxi, after 45 minutes, pulled into a dark side street and after opening the door the driver led me down a dark alley. I was a bit worried, but I was wrong a bell was rung and a young man appeared and led me inside. Welcome to Delhi -- at last.
Delhi is a difficult city to walk in. Every tout and hawker seems to zone in on you. In Connought Circle *** appeared on my brothers shoes and by magic a wee fellow appeared and volunteered to clean it off. Fortunately we knew of this scam and told him to f%^k off. After a while we got used to the scam artists, official tourist agents, beggars and the like and just ignored them. Then we started to enjoy the city.
These little motorized rickshaws buzz around like swarms of bees. They are very cheap -- after much haggling with the... more travel advice
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