I traveled to India earlier this year. Over the next few entries I will blog what I have written down while there. Date of the entries will be the date when I originally wrote it. I really liked the country – when I am sarcastic, thats simply my style.
Well, that was an “interesting” Uber ride to the office. What do you do if you miss an exit on the motorway? In Germany you know – you simply continue to the next one. Not so in India: After our driver missed the exit by a few meters, he simply stopped (which caused a motorcycle […]
Our driver this morning took off in an “unusual” direction (after Aerocity where the hotel is located he took a right instead of a left as all other drivers). He noticed that we were looking confused and checking the map and explained it is to “avoid the traffic”. Well, it worked until a T crossing […]
We used an Uber again to get to the office. This was the third Uber we used with the “low fuel” light on and the second with the “engine warning” on. Makes me a bit nervous as a good part of our trip to the office is via a four lane (of which five lanes […]
Our Uber driver took an “interesting” route today – lots of potholes and shaking. And rubbish laying around everywhere. At the end the route was quite a bit shorter then the usual route. Did I mention that I love Indian food? The photo below shows the menu of the delivery service we use for lunch […]
We took an Uber from the hotel to the office today. 20.5km, took us about 50 minutes, cost about EUR 5. Five star driving – lots of honking but no close calls. I never ever want to drive here. One more observation about security (or what they call security here): When entering the hotel area, […]
After a one hour ride with a driver from the hotel we arrived at the office building. Quite an interesting area. Drive to the office increased my opinion of never wanting to drive in India. Another thing that gets you is the massive air pollution. People who complain about the Diesel discussion in Germany should […]
After a boring flight (boring == good) I arrived in India. Immigration was just a 15 minute wait and easy (no stupid questions like in the US but still fingerprinting and photography), but after that we had to wait more than one hour for our luggage. Plane was full and it looked like every other […]