First Sunrise From The Train

Oh it was such a lovely journey, breakfast were served twice, at 9am and 40 minutes later. There were no annoying passengers on board, or wailing babies or running kids, etc. To top it all off, we caught the sunrise! It was lovely, really lovely. Whatever misadventures we had in the morning just evaporated together…

First Train Experience in India

The train from Delhi to Agra departs at around five in the morning. My friend Irfa and I woke Shailja’s sister up and bade farewell. Shailja was out till late last night and her sister said it was okay to not wake her up. We jumped into the taxi Shailja booked for us earlier. Sleepy…

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…

India in a Nutshell

“Where in the world are you?” Back in Singapore. After 13 days in India (supposedly 15 but my friend got too sick), I’m back. Though I arrived in Singapore on December 3rd, I’ve exams on the 7th and 9th. Also, a report to complete. December 15th is a feasible date for me to submit the report,…