I Left My Heart in Delhi

The song might be all about leaving your heart in San Francisco but I left my heart in India. I first visited India back in 2003 and cycled with some amazing people as part of Bike for Bibles there. We rode from Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, to Delhi. I visited again in 2005 and cycled from Delhi to Chandigarh.

India is an incredible country that must be experienced to begin to understand the attraction it holds. The colour, the sights, sounds, smells, the most amazing food and some truly wonderful people.

One of my Indian friends just asked me on Facebook when I’m heading back to Delhi. It’s been over six years since I was last there and I would love to be able to jump on a plane and head back for a month or so. If money and time weren’t an issue I’d book a ticket today.

Unfortunately I’m not likely to return any time soon. I’ll have to be happy with some amazing memories for the time being but one day I hope I can get back to Delhi and explore even more of that amazing country.

I can’t imagine calling anywhere but Perth home but India is constantly calling as a place to visit.

I’m wondering if there are places you’ve been that you’d like to visit again. What part of the world holds a special place in your heart? Has the travel bug bitten you or are you happy to stay home?

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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  • mmm – great memories from 2005 for me too Rodney. It is an amazing place and you are definately right about the pull… I often think about if fondly 🙂

  • I’ll second your thoughts on India, Rodney! I’d return in a heartbeat. Loved my short visit a few years ago. Hey! I’m heading to nearby Pakistan in November for three weeks. VERY excited about that. 🙂 But that may mean missing my favourite week of the year!

  • I visited Colorado Springs in 1999 and rode through Garden of the Gods and then visited Durango. Rode there but would love to go back since I am more attuned to hills now.

  • I have been to India and loved it. It is so different to Australia. I loved the food and there was so much variety for a vegetarian. I would go back again. Before we left for India we were told the children like pens and lollies. Especially in Rural areas where they don’t get those kind of things because they are so poor. So we took heaps of pens and lollies for the children.
    India is so different to everything you are comfortable with in Australia.

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