red fort: 17th century fort in old delhi, built to protect delhi.
humayun's tomb: tomb of emperor, first garden tomb in india, first structure to use red sandstone. also precursor to taj mahal: was first tomb that used persian architecture.
qutub minar: world's tallest brick minaret, built in 1193. a muslim minaret.
you know the india tourism ad campaign? !ncredible india! ? well it fits india well. india is incredible in every way:
incredibly beautiful, busy, hot, humid, dirty, fascinating, populated, historic, amazing, unique, colorful and challenging.
things to remember:
guy made fun of us for buying coke brand of bottled water "all americans buy this brand"
many people (men) have asked exactly this: "first time to india? how many days in india? where else are you going?"
traffic is nuts. everyone honks honks honks. a lot of time just to let other cars, tuk tuks, rickshaws and trucks they are coming
delhi belly (traveler's diarrhea) we are good so far!
have been lucky and haven't used a true indian toilet yet (i think because we are too afraid)
asked for milk for our cereal and got hot milk
red fort was so rainy, huge river-like puddles everywhere
about six people wanted photos with us at red fort
humayun's tomb was prettier than red fort, we thought
saw elephants and camel walking down the street. dogs everywhere. cows too.
the phrase "holy cow" has a whole new meaning to us now. trying to break the habit of saying it