And that was India. I had a few slower days in Delhi before I left. I visited the national museum on my last day. The museum has a fantastic collection of stone and wood carvings. Not usually the sort of stuff that gets me excited but some of the 206,000 exhibits were absolutely beautiful.
The museum also showcases archaeological sights from all over India. I did pretty well to visit six of India's twenty-odd World Heritage Sites but still feel I barely scraped the surface. This is clearly a country where a lengthy visit is needed to see a good portion of the ancient sites.
Thoughts on India... I couldn't recommend India to anyone for a relaxing holiday. Especially when there are so many beautiful and enjoyable places to visit in the world. But if you have the time to travel round India properly and get used to the 'difficulties' there are some fabulous sights - it is definitely in a league of its own.
The late, great Rikki Fulton played a barber called - I think - Malky Broon, who was quite possibly the world's filthiest hairdresser. And as I remember Tony Roper and Gregor Fischer (of Hamlet smoking combover fame) were his regular victims. My 'stylist' for the day was the Indian equivalent (he even had similar teeth).
Lastly, the monsoons have come on my last day. The local newspaper has been praying for the monsoon on behalf of its readers, even going as far to say that the weather - 36C and 80% humidity - has been 'unbearable' for locals. Spare a thought for the tourists!
Once again I'm flying off with the bad weather at my heels. I get to Nairobi tomorrow morning where the forecast is a pleasant 20C and sunny.