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March 2, 2008 - Delhi, India

Written by GingerBlossom Published in

A trip to Nepal wouldn't be complete if I didn't get a case of ghiardia, so I've made it complete. Lost the whole of yesterday, sleeping in bed, but at least I got medicine right away, so am starting to bounce back pretty quickly, and should be out and about, more or less, tomorrow.

I did rally enough to crawl out of bed by 3 p.m. today, and went down to Cottage Emporium on Janpath. They are one of the few stores that are open in central Delhi on Sundays, and they also have a decent restaurant. As I'm traveling very light, I didn't take any Salwar Kameez to wear, planning on picking up something in India, and then leaving it for the hotel maids when I left, as Salwar Kamez would not be appropriate for the rest of the trip. However, I found a beautiful black embroidered silk kurta, which will take up no luggage room, and can be worn amywhere in the world, and a pink chiffon dupatti, or scarve, which may or may not make the cut. It really cuts down on a lot of hassles if I wear a kurta or salwar kameez, street touts know that you've been in India long enough to at least buy some clothes, and the hassle factor goes down about 80%. Plus they're comfortable and pretty. Cottage Emporium also had the wool Kashmiri jackets like I sell, at exactly twice the price as what I sell them at.