Mahar Haveli (A Heritage Home)
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... step out suddenly from the bushes
so car drivers prefer to let the trucks go next to the shrubs to
avoid damage to their cars. There was a beautiful sunset but then our
driver experienced a puncture and a flat tyre so we had to stop for a
while. A quick change of tyre to the spare which was almost flat and
we limped along to a shop that happened to have an air compressor.
This allowed us to make it a little further to a ...
... meal times for water and crackers for Jack, plus samosas, bananas and mangos for me - I enjoyed bartering with the market men alone - they seemed much less reluctant to ask for outrageous prices so our bananas and samosas were marginally cheaper as a result. It did remind me, for the hundredth time this trip, how lucky I am to be in a little team of two here in India.
We left for our train to Agra before dawn on Tuesday with a weak but recovered Jack.
... a huge truck. Nothing disturbs the concentration of our trusty driver as he ducks and weaves past on coming traffic all the while allowing faster maniacs behind us get around. The group decides that closing your eyes doesn't really help either. There is no relaxing on this leg of the trip and the discussion in the bus revolves around the question which is worse, Driving at night or driving during the day. After a few holy *****, ahh stop stop stop, breakkkkk, it's decided ...
... would typically grab a stick or rag and chase it away. The cow seems to keep coming back as it knows there is food there, but most of the time spends in the middle of the road. One time I sat there and watched some bloke give one certain cow and flogging with a stick at least four times, and it kept coming back. Another funny thing I saw was when a cow was lying in the middle of a smaller alleyway and bikes were struggling to ...
... parade bloodying themselves to commemorate the killing of Mohammed's grandson Hussein and the beginning of the Sunni/Shiite rift which continues to this day. Nidhi explained that it is very sensitive, that visitors are not allowed and that the gates of the city would be closed by about 4 PM. In the past Ashura had been the occasion of some violence, and she wanted to be well clear of the old city. We could in fact see crowds gathering for the parade, and bands forming ...