Monday, December 19, 2016
Chicken Haryali Tikka at Khan Chacha in Delhi's Khan Market
booking.com listing before someone canceled. I'll see if it's a bad, out of the frying pan move (Likely). Coming from South Delhi by metro takes a lot of time, even with a cycle rickshaw to Kailash Colony metro. Still, getting to my new digs was another ordeal. I took the wrong exit out of New Delhi metro (signage didn't take me where I thought I'd end up, and I'm hampered by my rolling suitcase at this point, ending up in yet another rough, dirty traffic choked train station exit. The rickshaw wallah I hired couldn't make it through the insane traffic jam, so I walked the last km through a particularly shitty part of Delhi (which is saying something). I'm feeling under the weather and I also needed to eat, so I braved the train station again, asked some uniformed Indian soldiers how to get to the metro, and came to this calmer, more westerner friendly shopping district. Every store has a door guard to keep out Delhi's rougher set, even to this 330 rupees casual seating/takeout joint that is obviously famous for a reason. Gosh, now that I've eaten well, again, I might be tempted to look at the lovely expensive-looking sarees on sale at street level. Much more appealing, as there are fixed price stores here. I've had quite enough practice today telling taxi wallahs their price for a ride is too much. I'm amazed at my own toughness. But it's exhausting and makes Delhi an ordeal because I don't enjoy the process of constantly bargaining over the stupidest shit at all.