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... on the entire monument. It was quite fascinating and of course we had to bring some back as souvenirs. After some time perusing the many rooms and some negotiating, we all are coming home with more than we should be, but glad to have something for the memory.
Our next stop was about 45 minutes outside of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, one of the capitals of the Moghuls. It was built by the 3rd Moghul, Akbar (Shah Jahan's ...
... array of vintage cars. Ignoring these and
through gritted teeth whilst standing with legs crossed, I asked a chap if they
had a toilet that we could use.
Imagine our unbridled joy when he smiled and waved his hand
in the general direction of a 1959 Studebaker and said in perfect English “of
course we do”, help yourself. He had that smile that is often described as “ear to ear” and he
promptly showed Cathy to an immaculate washroom. It ...
Arrived 5 am into Jaipur station to find no pick up from the Pearl Palace Heritage Guesthouse despite having rung ahead to confirm it. 2 calls later a young lad looking about 14 yrs old approached and displayed a pink piece of paper saying 'PEARL PALACE and JUDITH KNOTT' in bold capitals. He blamed his late arrival on the traffic which under normal circumstances would have been plausible, but at 5 am, the streets were relatively clear! He ...
... as fast and furious. I thought he could benefit from his Guru, perhaps some wisdom on anger management but resisted the urge to say so as Canefucious says: Some times you say it best when you say nothing at all. Back at the factory, no sign of Mohammed but his brother welcomed us back into the showroom and apologised for the delay but said we wouldn’t have to wait long. Really? A machinist was working on our outfits ...
... rickshaws, tuktuks, cars, and don't forget the cows and pedestrians) all converging into two lanes going in both directions with only a hand wave or a look to let the others whipping by know you are changing directions or making a sudden turn. Some of these "intersections" are blessed with a traffic cop equipped with a whistle ************e can hear over the roar of horns and the screeching of brakes and a wooden stick, which in all honesty, I have no clue what they ...