Day 03 – Delhi: SERENDIPITOUS ENCOUNTER WITH A TRAVEL GURU

 Be Patient. The best things happen unexpectedly. (Unknown author)

“INCREDIBLE INDIA CAR AND DRIVER” was truly an ONE STOP TRAVEL place for me. If I have not been in a situation I was in, I probably would have never entered this office on my own. Even thoughMr. Bilal’s office is located in a prime city location of Connaught Place but it was tagged behind all Delhi’s street treasures: cars, domestic animals, beggars and “hard-working” men on standby. His travel agency office looked like a typical Indian office:  no décor at all, some cheap Indian posters and religion icons in need of a color upgrade on the walls. It is busy space, kind of noisy for my ears, plenty men coming and going talking in many languages. It is not the Hotel Lalit at all, but to my surprise, they run the travel business in the city on “pronto” time – NOT IN INDIA TIME. Koodo!

SERENDIPITY? Like in a sublime dream: when you are looking for the key to your home and the master key to a secret door is found, even without knowing it at first….

This ONE STOP TRAVEL OASIS that I called them in my spirit brought me the peace of mind and travel assistance I, as a travel writer, was seeking. They assisted me in all aspect of my travel needs: money exchange, Indian cell SIM card, data and connection to Wi-Fi, travel plan on the top of many cups of their chai.

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Mr. BILAL TUNDA — the man I was talking to — nicknamed as a TRAVEL GURU,  later on,  is a very good listener and acted accordingly to my travel desire. As he said: “you dared to dream and come to India, let us assist you with the reality of your dreams now.” It was not only him and his dynamic kindhearted spirit but his entire team: office people, his guides and drivers knew how to assist a solo lady traveling in India.

As a travel writer, I had high needs, I challenged him with my demand: to be independent in my movement, interact with people and be safe and secure all the time. The challenge was on to get me on time everywhere. I had already pre-arranged dates, from 5-star hotels and resorts to ashrams, I planned to talk to general managers, gurus and taste local street cuisine with my hands as one of them and I cannot get sick!  He accepted my way of travel, uncommonly as traveling alone in maharani style but he felt some unusual excitement behind.

His offer was too much for India, so I declined. Then after some tweaking on his offer, I paid him in full and the money came to his office simply like SERENDIPITOUS ENCOUNTER with Traveling Lady Moon he will never forget. I didn’t bother to explain what I meant saying, on my way out:

 Sir, you will hear from me in many forms, even though, I will be long gone and this chair I was sitting on will be empty.

I think he didn’t grasp my COMPLEXITY yet that was still completely hidden behind my sadness.  However, the little girl in me was smiling, she just got her first victory by blowing a  bubble gum into a face of giant (metaphor), I let her enjoy the moment.  The woman in me wanted to get it  all done now and move back to my hotel “Pronto!”

But I must say, his service COMPLEXITY was amazing.  Based on my wishes I kept receiving fresh coconut water in my car, my driver saying “drink it mam, not to get sick” or, settling my new items dispute “nobody will cheat on my client”.  They acted accordingly to the circumstance I was in. All ran and smoothly daily by Mr. Bilal’s SUN – Travel Guru Energy.

TRAVEL GURU AND TRAVELING LADY MOON EQUATION

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TRAVEL GURU & TRAVELING LADY MOON

He sits in his office like the SUN and I kept traveling like the MOON around under his protection.

We never saw each other but I felt his security nest behind my back daily. In case, I might tremble on the road and suddenly free fall with screaming with eyes closed, he would catch me on my way down and swing me back exactly where I should be. It is called 24 HOURS TRAVEL GURU SERVICE. I named it and paid for it and he provided it all.

This is a MUST have service if you dare travel as I did and want to turn your dream into happy reality and not into a disastrous event, in India.

 Day 03 Delhi: MY DAILY DISCOVERY PLAN

Visit old and New Delhi. Your private guided tour of the capital today highlights the remarkable contrast between Old and New Delhi. Your excursion includes the Jama Masjid, the largest Friday mosque in India. From here we suggest a walk in the heart of Old Delhi – a great way to absorb the sights and sounds. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the alleys of old Delhi. The tour to New Delhi will include a visit to the Qutab Minar, the tallest Minar stone tower in India. Qutub-ud-din Aibak started construction in 1199. Then visit Humayun’s tomb, an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style, a precursor of the Taj Mahal. You will also see the monumental buildings set along wide boulevards of Lutyens` New Delhi, including India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan. OVERNIGHT: The Lalit, New Delhi


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Traveling Lady Moon

VERONIKA PRIELOZNA, MA writes as a Traveling Lady Moon who happily makes her mark as an independent travel writer and clients’ consultant. She has visited luxurious hotels and destinations around the world including Europe, her motherland, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, Dubai & India. She writes based on personal experiences only. Her mature energetic insights for her work are deeply rooted from professional experiences as a nurse, yoga teacher & spa therapist. Her sense of humor, witty mind and playful curiosity bring a reader delight for spiritual travelers or pleasure seekers purposes around the globe.

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