Saturday, September 30, 2017

Old Delhi - Red Fort where we were photo celebrities

Two weekends ago, we spent Friday morning (holiday) touring Old Delhi.

Red Fort

The Red Fort was completed in 1639 by the 5th Mogul emperor Shah Jahan. It was the main residence of the Mogul emperors for 200 years.

Photo Celebrities
Besides the incredible history, culture, and architecture it was interesting how many people wanted to have their picture taken with us. We could have been there all day taking photos with people. We took a few photos with groups but kindly said "no thanks" to most requests. At one point, a gentleman grabbed Aidan by the arm and tried to drag him into a photo. That was a definite and not so polite "no!" I am sure that he meant no harm but he freaked Aidan out.



Here's a video of our rickshaw (auto) ride from the Red Fort to Jama Masjid.



Jain Temple outside the Red Fort

2 Guys, 2 Sledgehammers, and 1 post to pound through pavement

The Fort wall and moat, which used to be home to crocodiles

Beautiful architecture and design







Our first auto ride

Our first auto ride

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Lodi Gardens & Kirsi's Soccer

Here is what our Saturday has looked like so far:

Dana and Aidan

Lodi Gardens
Dana and Aidan went with the school group named HOPE at Lodi Gardens. There, they worked with the rest of the staff and students to offer activities to students from a local school. It's an amazing program.

Aidan said that it was "really awesome" to be able to work with the students and that Lodi Gardens was beautiful. 

Dana came away with some amazing photos.

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Sunday, September 03, 2017

The Imperial

The Imperial




Derwin had a relapse of his Trifecta of Illnesses on Saturday and spent most of the day in bed. But on Sunday morning, we all went out with friends to The Imperial, an old colonial, - and extravagant - hotel for brunch.

Security guards checked the trunk and the vehicle. A long road lined with palm trees led to the entrance manned by two guards with formal dress and fancy beards and mustaches.

We walked over marble floors, under chandeliers, and past a wall ornament honoring the visit of Queen Victoria.

We had an enjoyable visit with some good people and ate lots of food. The service was amazing - I just finished my last bite of food and put my fork down when the waiter, Deepak, took my plate for me.

Both Kirsi and Aidan and their friends enjoyed touring the lawn and hotel. Kirsi said that "it was amazing and sooooo fancy!"

The selection of food was incredible and varied. Plus, there was also a lot of gluten free items for Dana and Kirsi.

The Imperial

Building Across the Street





I got POOPED on at Jurong Bird Park & Mass - Singapore Day 3

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