Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 3 - Delhi belly crapped me out...

It's funny that I put on paper/blog form what my plans were for each of the segments of the trip, since I'm starting to feel that in hindsight it may not happen like that...

In the end on Tuesday my day went very different than what I had planned, instead of spending most of the day exploring Delhi and its sights, I ended up trying to recover from Delhi belly (also known as travelers diarrhea or moctezumas revenge) in bed. I guess I will never be 100% sure what caused it, but this being India, I'm sure there were a lot of possibilities.

While I won't go into details, I will say that I ended up having to cancel my guide and driver 30 mins. Before we were scheduled to leave because I scared the hell out of the club lounge stuff by looking very pale and ready to pass out. Which does bring me to my next recommendation. If you're going
to contract any sickness while traveling, there's no better place to do so than at a Taj property with a club floor access (ok, maybe home is a better place, but not for me... I don't have a butler at home). During the whole day, the club staff was checking in on me and they send me rehydration salt water, lemonade with salt and other concoctions to speed up my recovery. They even checked with the hotel doctor on ideal steps for me to feel better, since I had by then taken my antibiotics the doctor figured he wouldn't be needed as long as I fought the dehydration.

Overall, day 3 was pretty uneventful, since I just drank water and napped between trips to the bathroom...

I guess now I have a reason to go back to Delhi... To explore all those sights I missed.



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