Sunday, September 4, 2011

India Day 6

Today was a very busy and hectic day.  We began the day trying to prove to the hotel staff that we had already prepaid for our room through a travel website.  They presented us with a bill for a HUGE amount of money.  It had someone else's name on it, but they kept insisting that it was our room number, so the name must be an error.  Then Ken realized that the date on the invoice was for a stay in 2009.  Anyway, after about 45 minutes of disputing the bill, we finally arrived at an agreeable amount.  All the time our cab for the airport was waiting outside the building.  What a fun start to the day.

Next on to the airport where our flight to Delhi was delayed an hour.  Thankfully the airplane ride went fine.  Vishakha wasn't too excited about keeping her seat belt on, but she didn't fuss about it too much.  She was really excited to see all the airplanes at the airport, and did very well. 

When we arrived in Delhi, we had a driver waiting for us to take us to our bed and breakfast.  It is a very nice place.  Vishakha was a bit upset, probably about being in yet another unfamiliar place.  I can't imagine how her little 6 yr old mind is making sense of all this.  It's a little overwhelming for me to take it all in. 

The language barrier is a frustration for her and for us.  I am at least able to communicate with Ken and Phillip.  She can communicate some, and her English is way better than our Marathi, but she still gets frustrated.  It is amazing how quickly she is picking things up already, but we have a long way to go.

Vishakha's first airplane ride
 Khankhanna's Tomb (just across the street from our B&B)

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