8th November 2011
08.11.2011 - 08.11.2011 32 °C
Awake abt 0800hrs - great complimentary breakfast - cereal - juice - coffee - omelette - toast - jam - & Indian toasted bread.
So what to do with ourselves today - maybe check out the nearby Defence Colony market since we need to change money.
It's only a short, safe walk to the market with loads of cafes, restaurants & bars - change the money at the only legal money changer INDIABULL - got an exchange rate of $US 1 = 47.7RS - far better than Thomas Cook at the airport (RS45).
The shops are a maze of wonderful things, aromas and very friendly people - lunch was a bunch of spicy wedges with spicy/chilli sauce for RS200 and Happy Hrs at 11am-11pm - Kingfisher Heavy Beer 650ml 1+1 free for RS200.
Down stairs at the Wine/Beer Supermarket - 500ml Kingfishers cans for RS60 (cold)...note it's illegal to consume alcohol in the streets and both locals & police are particular so respect their wishes.
Everybody loves cricket - India vs West Indies at the moment on all Indian TVs - Australia in January 2012 in India.
Back to the Residency for an afternoon nap then back to the market for dinner with a multitude of foods to chose from - South Indian, North Indian, Punjabi, Italian, Subways, Chinese, Japanese, Seafood - too much to chose from.
We have planned an early morning trip next day to the Chandni Chowk bazaar - Delhi's biggest traditional market area - more to our style.