For my first day in India, I hired a cycle rickshaw for the steep price of $7 for the whole day. He biked me all over Old Delhi and we got to see all the main touristy stuff, plus a few off the beaten path places – like this enclosed compound below:
My rickshaw driver was a bit reckless. Delhi is crowded and there isn’t much order on the streets. He tried to skirt by this taxi and ended up taking off his mirror! There was a shouting match and my driver fled the scene! He spent the next few minutes looking nervously over his shoulder, but we were able to lose our pursuer.
We stopped by the Ghandi Museum – Outside were the famous “Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil, See No Evil” Monkeys.
Our last stop of the day was the Red Tower – a UNESCO world heritage site.
This is a shop a few blocks from my hotel:
Today I’m going to explore Delhi a bit more and then it’s time to head north to start my work at Delek Hospital!