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