We didn’t like Gurgaon immediately. It used to be a sleepy town (Gur means sweet and Gaon means village), but now it’s being re-built up as a new high-tech city in India. There is construction happening all over; it’s dusty, smoggy and the electricity goes out often. We had a market next to our giant housing complex, but we had to call a taxi to go anywhere else. And go where? New Delhi is an hour away (could be as little as 25 mintues or as much as 2 hours depending on traffic) or to a mall. We made the decision to move to southern Delhi at the expensive of a longer commute for Dave. We love our new apartment. It’s nicest apartment we’ve ever had – though I bet Dave will probably contend 107 Seeley will never be topped.
Now we can walk to several markets and hop into auto rickshaws and go anywhere in Delhi. We are very happy with our decision to move.