27.03.2015 - 27.03.2015
The next morning we had some breakfast of stuffed paratha (a meal I would come to eat a whole load more!!), then hit the road back to Delhi. It was actually real sad to leave Rishikesh to come back to the hustle and bustle of the big city. The journey back was easier, with the exception of a huge detour which took us down a complete rubble road for about 30mins. It was hard on the poor car, and really not great for our backs! But it was an adventure which took us through small villages and real rural Indian life.
When we arrived back in Delhi we went straight to my next hotel, which was amazing. By far the nicest place yet. I just dropped my stuff off, then went straight back out to drive around the city with Ringo for a little bit to see some sights. He took me to a street stall for some chai tea, (which has become my new favourite drink). I was slightly worried when we first arrived, as the guy making it was washing the pots in a bucket of water, but I'll tell you something, that tea was the best cup of tea I think ever had! It was sweet, spicy (cinnamon, cardamom and a bunch of other stuff), and watching him make it right in front of me was great! And, I didn't get sick! Woo! We then actually ended up going to Ringo's house for dinner, which his sister had made. Real homemade family food. It was such an incredible experience, and delicious! We had another lentil dish, similar to daal, but a little different, and then a vegetable dish. Neither of which i can remember the names of! They were a little spicier than I had been eating, but not too bad, and with the homemade chipatis, it was no problem. She had also made some sweet chipatis especially for me. They were syrupy and gooey and filled with coconut. Oooh, they were good!! I just don't think you can beat real homemade food - no matter where you are in the world!
It was then time to head back to my amazing hotel for my last night on my own before my tour started.