Not all of the volunteers were there and so only about a handful of us went. Of course, it was intensely hot and the day's high was 114! On the way to Humayun's tomb we stopped on the side of the road to see the Lotus temple which is looks exactly like it's name; a lotus flower. The tomb of Humayun was really elaborate and pretty, unfortunately the heat made us run back to the car pretty quickly. Then we saw the president's house as well as the Parliament buildings. Our last stop was the India gate which is India's version of the Arc de Triomphe. We literally almost fainted there since there was no shade and just open sun over us! We noticed some people trying to discretely take pictures of us from their cellphones which was kind of amusing. I think I'm quite over jetlag now which is good but not quite over the intense heat even when it's midnight!! There is a lot in store in these next 6 weeks!
-June 27, 2009