MAY 14, 15 .. A NEW DAY IN NEW DELHI ..
When I signed off last night here in New Delhi .. I mentioned the small 2 1/2 Hour Jet Lag I was feeling. I will translate that for you. It was 9:30PM in the late evening. I had experienced a challenging day. And I was bushed .. Tired out down to my very bones. Then I realized that 9:30PM in New Delhi is 12AM Midnight in Hong Kong. I have been going to bed early in Hong Kong so my body is used to beginning my night time sleep cycle a full three or so hours before I lay down last night. THAT IS JET LAG for you. Exhaustion coupled with staying up three more hours than one is used to doing. I have friends who scoff at Jet Lag saying it is all mental. Countless studies of circadian sleep rhythms have more-than-confirmed Jet Lag is real. I have a particularly difficult time with it on a personal level.
I now have a working cell phone here in India! Patti and I spoke last night after I published my Post and again today several (or more) times. I call Patti and hang up. This is Patti’s signal to call me using an international phone card that works extremely well. For Patti to call me (as opposed me calling Patti) is 1/15 the cost. The cost of Patti calling me is 1 Rupee per minute. For me to call Patti the cost is 15 Rupees per minute. With a pre-paid cell phone service I closely watch my cash balance.
I am now across Connaught Place in the center of New Delhi from the YMCA and I have checked into the Hotel Capital Residency. I took a nap and I still feel tired from the heat. May is NOT the ideal month to travel to India!
Not much of a Post in my opinion I know but it has to be what it has to be ..
SMILES .. Cap in New Delhi ..
I MUST BE PAST THE POINT OF EXHAUSTION!
I was just out on the Main Bazar Road here in Pahar Ganj (the area immediately opposite the New Delhi Railway Station is called Pahar Ganj) across from the New Delhi Railway Station and the oddest thought came into my mind!
“Goodness there sure are a lot of Indians here!”
Then I suddenly ‘caught-myself’ and just giggled! Howled is more like it!
CAPTAIN YOU ARE IN INDIA CAPTAIN!
On all of the maps I publish .. To Zoom In .. Press the (+) button on the left of the map and to .. Zoom Out .. Press the (-) button. Go ahead and try it!
- MAY 13, 15 .. SAFE AND SOUND IN NEW DELHI ..
- MAY 17, 15 .. SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE .. SACRED COWS IN INDIA ..