Diwali in Delhi is insane with more fireworks than every seen in my life. And, none from a gov’t or town but from residents and especially kids. They were in the steet, on the rooftops and in the sky and went hour for hours and hours (and days). It left the city in a haze that smelt of burning gunpowder that disguised any pollution.
Sight seeing and being seen
President Obama saw more sights in Delhi that we did. The Indians visiting from provences for the Diwali holiday spent more time looking at and photographing Mirielle than the Mughal palace. It was a great opportunity to meet lots of Indians which is more fun than seeing the 350+ year old fort.
The Delhi Metro
The Delhi Metro rocks!! With many extensions and stops opened in October for the Commonwealth Games, it is a cheap, fixed price, and traffic free way to get around. It’s popular with the locals as well and rarely are the cars not packed (Mirielle and I abandoned Jack for the ladies only car for some breathing room.)
Just a couple more pictures.
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