First Couchsurfing Experience!

Couchsurfing is the best way to meet travellers. Prior to this trip, I’ve been meeting Couchsurfers, bringing them around Singapore or just meeting them for drinks. Unfortunately, I can’t host them as I’m still living with my parents (a norm for Singaporeans, read about our housing system!) so I can’t have travellers crashing my place.…

Gurgaon Haryana India

Gurgaon Road at Night

Gosh. I just realised that I visited an extra state! I thought Gurgaon is in Delhi but nooo! Gurgaon is in Haryana, south-west of New Delhi! No wonder the train ride to Chandni Chowk took a while, it all makes sense now! Gurgaon is a developed place with multinational corporations setting up offices in the…

Indian War Memorial Museum

There are museums in the Red Fort and the displays are impressive. I learnt a lot about India in times of war, see uniforms and the weapons they used, etc. Here’s a sneak peak! However, the place is so stuffy and therefore warm, despite the winter weather! It was suffocating. You need to bring a…

Red Fort

Suggested by a Spaniard whom we had lunch with, we made our way to Red Fort. Information about the place is available on the net, so I’m not going to ramble about the facts and figures. Let’s not waste time; so are you ready to see Red Fort through my eyes? Here we go! Pretty…

Chandni Chowk

As mentioned in previous posts, this India trip is planned to be plan-less. Well, at least 90% of the trip. All we wanted to do was to visit Chandni Chowk, thanks to tearjerker Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The place reminded me of Bangkok’s Chatuchak. Despite it being a huge market bustling with influx of people,…

No Queues in India

No queues in India. Even in a fast food restaurant. I was expecting that on the streets, train stations and all, but never in a restaurant. Yup. Here you go. Lucky for me, I’m a fast learner. Here are some tips: Elbow your way through the crowd. Capture their attention by raising your voice, then…

Why I love Delhi Metro

Despite my previous post My Problems with Delhi Metro, I enjoyed the ride. There are two sides to every story right? #1 – Tight Security Every passenger has to pass through a metal detector and belongings have to pass through the X-ray baggage inspection system. I took pictures of the whole process, thinking of sharing it…

My Problems with Delhi Metro

Intimidated? Yes. Nervous? Yes. Truth be told, I was apprehensive about taking public transport in Delhi, not because of the catastrophic 2012 Delhi gang rape, but…the fear of the unknown. I have never seen how the metro looks like, nothing about them in the Bollywood films I’ve watched, did not Google or Youtube the metro, certainly…

Welcome to India!

One of my biggest fears of this trip is the point of arrival in India. Most flights arrive at night (10pm) and that intimidates me; I have a preconceived idea of the airport and roads, after having conversations with friends or colleagues who were born and bred in India or have been there. These were some…