Dialysis at Haldwani
I got two sessions at the Central Hospital, Haldwani. It took me about an hour and a half to get there. The hospital was very well done. Looked like it was recently built. The dialysis unit has about 10 machines. It was well staffed. The weighing machine however was not working very well. I was actually asked to put my weight to the right and move my right foot to the front otherwise it showed about 10 kgs less! Barring that the experience was very pleasant.
Punjabi by nature
That was how the food was - mainly Punjabi. We tried quite a few places and found ourselves liking Giannis and Chandni Chowk the most. The first time we went to Giannis, my parents ordered two thalis for themselves. The waiter helpfully offered that one would be enough between both of them! Rare to see such ethics in a world that has been so hopelessly corrupted by money. I tried the Makki ki roti and the sarson ka saag which was really very well done.
My pick however was Chandni Chowk after the famous Delhi area. This place serves some very tasty chat apart from the usual Punjabi fare. The highlight of this place however is the jalebi and the Masala Milk they serve in earthen ware glasses (khullars). This place also has some really cool life-sized dolls that actually move and look like they're making the food!
Will do, won't do again?
All in all, I really had a great time. Though the total trip was six days, two full days were spent travelling. Almost three-quarters of two other days, at least for me were gone for dialysis. I got about two and half days all told apart from the blissful mornings. I am not sure if I would do such a trip again. I am not sure if I won't either! More than half the time spent is 'unproductive' if you can call it that! However, the mornings really made up for everything. The four mornings spent there sipping tea by the lake enjoying the weather really was what I will not forget for a long, long time.