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... conquered virtually all of the Indian subcontinent and forged the largest empire this region had known, controlling about a quarter of the world’s population in the 17th century.
The Taj Mahal is more properly called the Mumtaj Mahal, which was the name of the queen whose tomb it is. “Mum” means beautiful, but people found it to be too long a name, and shortened it. Most people here call it “The Taj.” By ...
We arrived by fast train around 10 pm last night. Thank heavens it was a first class train. Nice reserved seats and few stops. Aijay takes care of the luggage with a small army of porters and a bus is waiting for us when we arrive. The second class trains we saw were standing room only!
This morning we leave the hotel at 6 am to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise. I'm very excited. I never thought I would ever see it in ...
... to include breakfast, we thought at first that was it. However a bit later they served us "lemon water" (a weak, very sweet lemonade), something called a "cutlet" (something, likely vegetarian, coated in breadcrumbs), brown bread, butter and catsup. The only implement we were given was a spoon. I used it to spread butter on the bread which I then wrapped around the cutlet. With catsup on it, it was edible, but not great. Shortly the sun started coming up and ...
Let me share the locals call bus journey with you good people! Imagine an old bus, say 40 years old. Something that should have been taken out of service many yeas ago. Now remove some of the bumpers, smash in all the panels, slash the seats to give them that worn-in look. Replace the standard horn with a louder unit. This upgrade is essential! All the windows rattle, the ones that are actually still in place anyway. The doors need a bit of steel ...
... grim and grubby but heh, it was for two nights only - we could grin, bear it and be grateful. We were in the height of India’s ‘wedding season’ and the hotel was a venue for at least three weddings during our stay so it was very lively with marquees set up in the grounds and loud Bollywood music. It's not all about the bass, mate.....but I guess That's entertainment. ...
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