After a thorough de-icing in Detroit, my flight took off on Friday (2/1/13) evening around 7 PM. Seven-thousand miles and four airplane meals later I arrived in Delhi, India (10 1/2 hours ahead of EST – who knew half-hour time zones existed?). I slept until morning and then headed out to do some sight-seeing. I immediately met a taxi driver (Mr. Sharma) who offered to be my chauffeur for the day for about ten bucks. We went to Humanyun’s tomb (pictured above, a precursor to the Taj Mahal), the Red Fort (a remnant of the Mughal dynasty’s splendor), and several breathtaking mosques. Lunch consisted of burrah kebab at a restaurant called Karim’s in Old Dehli. Not bad for my first day – I even saw a guy playing a flute for a cobra! Really. I’m amazed at the history of this ancient city and very thankful for the kindness of everyone I’ve met so far.