Thursday, February 11, 2010

Food, Shopping and Henna!

In between all my sightseeing, I managed to squeeze in some time to try some good food, do some shopping and even got henna done on my hands and legs!

I was so thrilled that I got to eat my favorite Indian food again and especially enjoyed the food at a Punjabi Dhabha in Amritsar. It was so delicious! I was also excited that I got to eat at Saravana Bhavan after a long time. After eating Indian food continuously for days, as good as it was, David and I were craving other more "western type" food. So towards the end of our time there, we ate at Pizza Hut, McDonald's and Domino's Pizza. I am not too proud of myself for doing that, but I couldn't think of anything else to appease David, as you can see he was starting to become crazy already! Haha, I'm kidding. It's just that I don't think anyone can quite handle eating the same aaloo paratha for breakfast every morning, and the same type of food day after day. Need to mix it up a bit from time to time!

I also bought some houseware things in Janpath after some bargaining with the lady in the photo. It turned out to be quite easy as there was a lot of competition between the vendors, and sellers were just shouting out any prices that came to their minds to attract us. It was quite amusing to watch all the bickering. Anyway, I walked off very happy with my purchases.

I wanted to have henna done in Delhi, so I managed to find a sweet lady and her family to do it for me in the Hanuman temple district. This place is apparently famous for henna art, and there is an entire row of local women designing tourists' hands and legs with henna. Although the lady told me the henna would last 20 days, it was gone within just 3 days. So, it ended up being a slight disappointment.

You can watch a video of the henna design right here:

I have now come to the end of my North India posts. Do hang in there though, as I will be back with more exciting adventures in other regions!


Podi said...

I did not know that Indian Domino's pizza could cause craziness. Indian food is the best food in the world by far, tasty and diverse. The henna looks really and the lady was very fast. Nice.


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