Nate and Nadia walked slowly admiring the beauty of the airport. Delhi International Airport, looked no less than a high end mall. Both of them were American citizens and this was their first trip to India. And Delhi, was their first destination. As they waited for their luggage to arrive, they could see hordes of people through the glass outside.
Nate laughed. "I guess half of India's population is present here."
"Oh come on, honey. It is a beautiful country and I can't wait to explore it. Taj Mahal, here I come." Nadia said with a smile.
"But lets beware, remember all the warnings we received back in the States?" Nate warned.
"Hmm.. I'm sure its not that bad. Not all Indian's are thieves." Nadia said as she watched her bag arrive.
Nate looked at her and frowned.
Nadia giggled. "Don't worry Nate. You won't be mauled by a tiger either."
Nate gathered both their bags and placed them in the trolley. Nadia held his arm and walked out of the airport. The heat hit them instantly and they put on their sun glasses. They walked two feet and were welcomed by a crowd of taxi drivers.
"Salaam saab, Salaam memsaab. Welcome to India." A taxi driver said with folded hands.
Nate held Nadia's hand tightly and walked on ignoring them.
"Namaste Sir. First time here? Taxi want you?" Another driver walked with them.
"No, thank you." Nadia refused politely.
"Namaste Madam. You want hotel? Big place, nice place I take you." Another one spoke in the crowd.
Nate laughed. Nadia squirmed.
"See! Thank God, Sheila and Raman had warned us. Like I said, these people are hooligans. Its only because of you I'm here. God knows, why you wanted a holiday in India." Nate scowled.
"Relax. See, Raman is there to pick us up. If we are careful, everything will be fine." Nadia said waving at Raman waiting with a car a few yards away.
Nate and Nadia turned back to look at the crowd of drivers behind. They were busy hounding a group of foreigners now.
Nadia smiled and walked towards the waiting car.
Their great Indian adventure had just begun.
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