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16 Fun Moments on a Rickshaw Tour of Old Delhi, India

About to start a harrowing yet fabulous bicycle rickshaw tour of Old Delhi, India!

1. About to start a harrowing yet fabulous bicycle rickshaw tour of Old Delhi, India.

I couldn’t stop laughing, flipping through these final Old Delhi photos from our teacher tour of India. As you may have seen from the previous two articles, Old Delhi is chaotic on foot, so you can imagine how much more of a crazy rainbow whirlwind things became when our guide hailed a pack of bicycle rickshaws to zip us around! In the moment, I hardly realized what my camera was capturing.

The structures of Old Delhi date back to the 1600s!

2. The structures of Old Delhi date back to the 1600s.

Now back in snowy Boston, I am finally able to slow down and see what my camera froze in time… and some of it is really funny! I have numbered each photo so you can respond in the comments section about what YOU observe. I will start you off with a giggle about the photo, below. At what point did those vendors decide, “The best business direction for our orange business will be to add… necklaces!”?

Ever seen a street vendor who sells oranges AND necklaces?

3. Ever seen a street vendor who sells oranges AND necklaces?

Now it’s your turn. What reactions, connections, or questions do these photos elicit for you? (As you scroll down, do notice how jaunty that rickshaw driver’s hair is.) Enjoy!

The bicycle rickshaw drivers in India have such style!

4. The bicycle rickshaw drivers in India have such style.

5. That spiderweb of electrical wires in Old Delhi never ceases to amaze!

5. That spiderweb of electrical wires in Old Delhi never ceases to amaze!

An ominous-looking cart of... propane tanks?

6. An ominous-looking cart of… propane tanks?

The fruit tempts the eye!

7. Colorful street fruit tempts the eye!

Would you rather be in a bicycle rickshaw or on a motorcycle?

8. Would you rather be in a bicycle rickshaw or on a motorcycle?

One of my favorite parts of India was all the marigold vendors!

9. One of my favorite parts of India was all the marigold vendors.

How great is this photo?! What swagger and style!

10. How great is this photo? What swagger and style.

Like this natural scaffolding? We saw it all over India.

11. Like this natural scaffolding? We saw it all over India.

Yum! What do you think that food is?

12. Yum! What do you think that food is?

We passed colorful posters on colorful walls. But about what?

13. We passed colorful posters on colorful walls. But about what?

Everywhere in India, massive mysterious packages are transported. Is this cotton candy?! Probably not.

14. In India’s streets, massive mysterious packages are transported. Is this cotton candy?! Likely not.

Aww, McDonald's is even in Old Delhi. But touting a Bollywood movie!

15. Aww, McDonald’s is even in Old Delhi. But touting a Bollywood movie!

My 6'7" little brother barely fit in the rickshaw!

16. My 6’7″ little brother barely fit in the rickshaw. But we had a great tour!

What a wonderful Old Delhi tour we had! I eagerly await your comments, analysis, connections, and questions about the photos that stand out to you. And do stay tuned, because this article merely covers the morning of Day 2 on our 9-Day India tour! To see all the other articles from touring India, click here.

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