We arrive in Delhi, a city with a population size that is almost half that of the SA’s total population. Everything seems to be stretched to the limit. Traffic, people, resources, systems…
We have 2 days to wait for our bikes and spend this time walking around in temperatures that reach 40C by day and drop to 28C at night.
The traffic is unrelenting. To cross a road is daunting. A game of human skittles which makes SA taxi drivers saints by comparison. The following video gives an indication of what we are not looking forward to on our bikes.
After 2 days dodging tuk tuks, bikes, dogs, cows, bicycles, cars & endless potholes I have a need for a bucket list with only one thing on it- to cross this road in a superman suit or dressed as a human skittle – more as an act of defiance than anything else.
Not that it would make a difference.
THIS IS WHAT I HAD IN MIND. SOMETHING NON SPANDEK FOR SUMMMER
AND THIS FOR WINTER
And amongst this chaos we meet and are helped, constantly, by so many wonderful giving people that it deserves a post on its own.
Its not 3rd world but rather a different world. One with its own set of rules.
That somehow work .
Here are a few pictures .
JUST ABOUT ANYTHING CAN BE HAD OFF THE STREETS
BEER IS BOUGHT OUT OF THOSE LITTLE HOLES IN THE WALL
I NEED TIME TO ADUJST TO THE HOT SPICES AKA DELHI BELLY EXPRESS
IT WORKS ESKOM!!!
PEOPLE WORK EXCEPTIONALLY HARD, STARTING BEFORE SUNRISE
TILL LATE AT NIGHT
ABSOLUTE RESPECT FOR THESE RICKSHAW RIDERS WHO FERRY GOODS AND PEOPLE IN SEARING TEMPERATURES.THEY DESERVE A REST
WE SEE MANY MANY STRAY DOGS
AND AS MANY WATER BOWLS NOT ONLY FOR THE DOGS BUT ALSO FOR THE BIRDS. IT SPEAKS VOLUMES AS TO THE CHARACTER OF THE PEOPLE
THIS SQUIRELL SEEMS TO HAVE ADAPTED FAR FROM ITS NATURAL HABITAT?
CLOSER TO HOME
EVERY BIT OF USABLE SPACE IS ACCOUNTED FOR
ROOF-TOP KITE FLYING
ITS A MANS WORLD….
WHICH SURPRISES WITH ATM’S FOR FOLK WHO CANNOT READ
THAT LITTLE YELLOW PEDAL RICKSHAW IS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN