Our hotel in Delhi is called Claridges.
Unfortunately it is nothing to do with Claridges in London. It is however a luxurious if slightly faded art deco hotel:
Every day a new carpet is laid in the foyer – a carpet of flowers, beautifully arranged by a young man who squats impossibly for an age making the most perfect arrangement.
The next day it is swept away and an entirely new design laid out.
There are three restaurants one of which rates very highly in the restaurant listings in Delhi.
Breakfast is impressive, the service impeccable and even the chef comes out to greet us. He recommends his speciality but on the first morning we are too jet lagged to eat much.
On the second morning Gordon is ready to face anything that the chef recommends and he does
It is an amazing presentation and Gordon is very happy.
Exactly seven hours later Gordon announces he is not feeling too good. One more hour and he is permanently installed on the toilet.
This is breaking all records. Within 38 hours of starting our vacation Gordon is desperately ill
I understand the “I’m so hungry I’ll eat anything” temptation, but to the not-so-hungry eye, that food looked suspicious. Feel better soon, Gordon!
Agree with Monica. Although not so much suspicious as pernicious. Oh well, best to get it out of the way. Your turn next Andrew.
Is that a picture of what he ate or after he ate?
I hope you packed Depends! Poor Gordon…
Oh dear, poor Gordon Nd his tender tummy. It’s no fun being a porcelain prince.
Hospital, IVs, antibiotics, STAT. An old RN. Best! Nancy
Oh Gordon! You poor thing. Dodgy samosa? But I’m very impressed that you went native for breakfast. Don’t let it put you off. Sending lots of get-well-very-soon vibes. Rx
I was laughing at the picture of what Gordon was about to eat (did you ever find out what it was?)
– until I found out that poor Gordon was suffering – it should pass quickly, no?
I at least waited two days in New Delhi before “Delhi Belly” attacked…hope Gordon is better soon. Plenty of Cipro?
48 hours and he is back to normal. Well, normal for Gordon!
It is called Delhi Belly for a reason!