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Tamarra’s Travel Diary

Monday, 02 Jul 2007

Location: Delhi, India

MapSHANTI SHANTI!!! So I get up early and grab a quick bite because I know it is going to be a long day! I arrive at the Visa office (just in case I haven't mentioned I am trying to extend my India Visa by two weeks) at 9:15am and the line up is out the door! I bud just to make sure I am in the right place and they say NO go to this other office. So I grab another auto rickshaw and go across town and line up there. I do my little begging routine and the guy says no then he says come back at 5:30pm. It is now 11:30am and I don't feel like taking another autorickshaw across town and then back again. I had this feeling this was going to happen so I came prepared with a bathing suit! Fortunately both visa offices have five star hotels nearby!! SO off I go into the Taj Hotel. I go down to the pool, when asked about my room I explain my parents the Smiths are checking in later today! When I get to the deck there is a young girl on the phone, I sit beside her and tell her I need a day at the pool please tell them I am with you! The rest of the day is spent chatting with a fellow backpacker who is leaving that evening back home and spent her last nights in luxury!! We shared her lunch which she paid for I used the jacuzzi, hot shower, steam, hair dryer and then at 5:15pm strolled back to the visa office! Of course this was only day one, tomorrow I have to go back to the other office. I will bring my bathing suit just in case!!! Then I am off to Northern India! Still having trouble confirming my flights home! I may have to swim back!! lol! Singapore Airlines said I should call next Monday! I guess time will tell! Chat soon, T