India - Touchdown in Hyderabad

I had the chance to travel to India for the first time with work in February 2012.  As usual, we decided to seize the opportunity and add on a vacation while we were there.  Our first stop was Hyderabad.  We arrived on Saturday afternoon and had a couple days to explore before I had to head to the office.  The ATM machines tend to spit out 500 and 1000 rupee notes (~$10 and $20 respectively) which are notoriously difficult to change. We decided to buy some lozenges at the airport to get some smaller bills.
We had a few hour layover in Delhi before winging our way to our final destination.  I liked these elephant sculptures in the airport.
I was intrigued to find a donut shop on the concourse: m.o.d - mad over donuts.
We passed on the sweets and opted to try Hippo chips.  The Indian Chatpatta flavor was particularly spicy and good.
I chuckled when I read the back of the package:  Hello, me Hippo...Hippo feel bad you work, work work...Hippo care for you.  I don't know about you, but this is exactly how I'd expect a talking hippo to sound!
After our snack, we nearly jumped up in delight when we saw these lounge chairs in the Delhi Airport. We were able to rest in comfort while waiting for our connection to Hyderabad.
We finally arrived in Hyderabad nearly 24 hours after leaving from London.  I took a few snaps of the scenery as we were whisked from the airport to our hotel.
We were staying in the Mindspace complex in HITEC City.  The buildings had a futuristic look which contrasted with the predominant mode of transportation -- the auto-rickshaw.
We checked into the posh Westin Hyderabad Mindspace.
This hotel is not good if you have vertigo!  You can look down from the 20th floor into the lobby below.
We got a great sweeping view of the surrounding park and office buildings.
We decided to go downstairs and have a look for ourselves.  The park had some lovely flowers.
It was a quiet, almost idyllic setting.  I did notice some feral dogs around but they seemed to be minding their own business. I only got a bit concerned after the fact when I heard them barking and howling at night.
We were discovering that India is a great place to explore but you definitely need to keep your guard up more so than in other places we've been to date.



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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: India - Touchdown in Hyderabad
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