Reaking of Chanel no.5 and no.19,(bit of duty free shopping) which did indeed make a change from the previous 2 weeks smells, Di and Jackie walked onto their flight home, promising that they would now stop farting in public as the amount of dahl must surely diminish, and that they would start to wean themselves off a tablespoon of sugar in each cup of chai. ” you can sit or lie down wherever you want” explained the steward as the plane was virtually empty. Nobody flies from India on Diwali so we had a private flight home, plied with double of everything available, including 2 bottles of wine each which we had consumed before 3.00pm!! tasted fantastic!!
The wine wasn’t quite as fantastic as the latte and chocolate croissant we consumed within seconds of arriving at the airport. Heaven only knows why we left Haridwar at 2.00am, leaving us 9 hours (YES 9 HOURS) to cover the 200km to Delhi. OK their were potholes, sleeping policeman the size of elephants in the middle of the highway, speed limit 50K, large lorries on full beam bearing dowm towards us on our side of the road, but there was NO traffic – it being Diwali of course. We arrived at the airport 7 hours early.
So we spent a strange last day in India, taking 9 hours to cover 200km to the airport and then the second 9 hours to cover the 8000km home!
Home now and suffering withdrawal from the beautiful mountains. Have made tuna/cheese melts on my Indian skittle, drinking Tulsi tea (thats royal basil tea), listening to Jai Rasha Madsav singing Mahamantra. Desn’t quite sound the same in Great Bedwyn as Chandra singing by the fire at 3000m with mule bells in the background!
Hope you guys enjoyed the beautiful Taj, despite the complete crap surrrounding it. Sweet last dreams in Delhi and catch up in UK!