There are some places we feel we know, although we’ve never been there, because we hear so much about them. For me, Delhi was one of these places. Quite honestly, by the descriptions of other visitors – busy, dirty, smelly – I arrived thinking that I would most probably hate it. However, although they were right about all of it, I couldn’t have been more amazed by this city.
As soon as you leave Delhi airport, you understand that you are entering another dimension. An incessant flow of cars and honks keep you on the look out, ready for an accident to occur. Surprisingly though, no one seems to bother. Delhiites navigate through this craziness with an incredible coolness. My driver sensed some anxiousness from my side and said, laughing : “We drive so close to each other that there is never a real accident. Just a lot of scratches.”
Delhi is indisputably pure chaos. But what makes it chaotic also makes it a unique and fascinating experience.