New Delhi, India
July 7, 2002
Getting to our rooms was a bit of a feat- up two flights of stairs, and then up a very narrow spiral staircase in a very dark shaft. I was sharing a room with a friend, and it was very bare bones- two beds, a bedside table, a luggage rack, a chair, and a small coffee table. No television or stuff like that, although some of the more expensive rooms do have them. The bathroom was tiny but clean, with a little window overlooking lush green palms.
Comfortable, clean and unpretentious, with the only thing that really got to us being the all-pervasive smell of coconut oil: pretty nauseating, especially just before mealtimes, when it’s being used to cook everything from bacon to beef curry.
Double rooms cost about US$5 for the type we got; about US$8 for fancier ones.
From journal Serendipity Supreme