THE WANDERER

A TRAVEL BLOG

I love to travel and meticulously document my experiences in writing, drawings, photos, and collected keepsakes.  I have created this site to share my experiences.  I have a background in architecture so I tend to approach these new experiences from a design perspective, but I also try to immerse myself in the culture of my destination.

RETURN TO DELHI, THEN HOME 12/14/12 - 12/15/12

Friday 12/14/12

We started walking from our hotel to Connaught Place, somewhat expecting an experience similar to that of our first night in Delhi.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that for the first time on my trip, I felt comfortable walking around India on my own.  After studying the map in the hotel, I understood the layout of the streets and blocks before going out, and therefore roughly knew where I was going.  We now knew to avoid the construction zones and the middle circle, and had a lot more experience ignoring beggars and salesman under our belts.  It was quite enjoyable to walk along all the colonnades and check out all the shops.  I finally felt confident that I could make it around India on my own if I were to ever come back.  It is too bad that it took me 3 weeks to gain that level of confidence and knowledge to be able to feel comfortable here.  I was sad to have to fly home the next day, despite my moments of homesickness several times during the trip.