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... locals staring at us, cockroaches flying about,
filthy toilets covered in flies and a couple juicy rats decided to
make a few appearances. Our train was delayed over an hour but at
this stage we had made friends with a lovely 34 strong family from
Mumbai who had crowded around us, they had been waiting over 12 hours
for their delayed train. When the train pulled up the local porter
helped us locate our cabin. In exchange for his help Ben gave him a
tip but he ...
... may offend them by not eating it. Sandeep is in the catering industry and we spoke about spices and things for me to buy for back home and once again he offered me some food, some of the bland food he said. Well, I don't get to look like me by turning down food twice so I accepted their wonderful offer. The food arrived, it was all home cooked ready for their journey. And to think how proud I am of my fish paste sarnies on a train ride back home. It was roti, ...
... we didn't but we did do the picking up the Taj shot!! Then back to the hotel for a quick change before the kathkali performance. We were shattered and every time there was a long pause in darkness for a scene change we were asleep! The show was good if a bit cheesy! There was a miniature taj that came at the end and I had my photo taken with it!! Dinner- we wanted Chinese for a change and the driver persuaded us not to go where we ...
... was getting grumpy at this point as we has seen plenty of buildings for one day so I has to do the fort in record time. We rushed through the entrance areas with intricate carvings surrounding us from floor to rooftops there was something interesting to see. From theses areas we went through to the mosques made from finely carved marble that was such contrast to the red sandstones we has seen in previous areas. After being nearly dragged out of the place we went back to the hotel for ...
... 8217;t ask him to stop either, the conditions there were just shocking.
We kept on moving until we reached Mehtab Bagh which is a garden right across the river behind the Taj Mahal. We brought our flags because we weren’t sure if we were going to be allowed to take pictures inside the Taj Mahal. So we took advantage of not being inside and took our typical pictures with flags here. The garden itself was quite nice with some crowds of young Indian couples ...