To start the day off we didn't emerge from our room till around 12:30 due to the exhausting day we had the day before.
Although, we did emerge with a more thought out plan of where we were heading. We started off by walking towards the New Delhi Railway Station where we had planned to get the Metro towards the Humayun tomb. Once we arrived at the train station we soon realised the craziness that is peak train times within New Delhi, not only was the train station completely packed out but the people continually pushed in front of you to get closer to the ticket counters.
Realising that we weren't actually going to make it anywhere with these ticket counters we decided to get a Tuk Tuk instead.
From there it was pretty much smooth sailing.
We arrived at the Tomb around 1:30 pm which in hindsight was probably the wrong idea as it was sweltering heat at this specific time.
Although the sights of the tombs and the extent of thought that had clearly been put into the architecture of the tombs was nearly enough to take your minds off it. But not quite. The gardens of the tombs seemed to spread for miles and the landscape was home to more than just one tomb alone.
Once we had finished walking the length of the tombs as well as getting asked for multiple pictures by Indians due to our nationality (which felt a lot like being famous) we board our tuk tuk again and got to view the India gate which is a world war one memorial for the Indian soldiers that fought in the First World War as well as India's 'houses of parliament'.
We managed to locate a Nando's where we sat for lunch and the meals they were serving were pretty amazing and different to that in the UK. (Although I did end up getting practically the same thing which I would normally get in England) After this, we travelled to a small market however the way the people within the market continually were in your face made it feel as though you didn't want to spend your money there. So we retreated to the Hotel.
Once we got back to our hotel we sat down to chill out and had some Chai tea. To our luck, we met these two women who were planning on heading to a larger market soon so we decided to join them. Fitting four in a Tuk Tuk did prove hard though so, in the end, I ended up on Alex's lap attempting not to fall out of the vehicle. However, the Market was worth the scary ride in the Tuk Tuk as we managed to find me 3 pairs of flowy trousers and a top which actually came to around £9 for all of them which, when you're used to shopping in London, is not a lot at all.
We soon returned to the hotel for another shower to freshen up and later met the same group for some dinner plus two other women. The 6 of us ended up at this roof top restaurant which served almost every meal you could have wanted. I got a chicken burger where as Alex got an Enchilada. Once again the food was good and the company was even better.
Who we are...
Currently, we are both studying English literature at Brighton University. Both were brought up in London, meaning we have lived in two of the biggest tourist destinations in England as Brighton and London see a mass of tourist each year. This led to us wanting to know how people really experienced the places they travelled to and us wanting to share what we honestly thought of the trips we have been on. Both negative and positive, but ultimately the truth. We hope that by sharing our experience that others will also be inspired to travel and have more knowledge of the places they are going. Thus, making them safer and more comfortable.
As much as we have tried, we can’t go to every destination in the world, and we met many people travelling and over the internet who had amazing stories of where they had been. We loved them sharing their experiences with us so decided to share their experiences with the world through the site.
As always get in contact with us if you have a story to share or just have a question.
Safe travels always,
Elly & Alex