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... than we thought we would at the step well. KF was in panoramic ecstasy and did some clever shots using her iPhone 6 - the shots included me in various parts of the same panorama. S rescued our wide angles from the Tempo and many happy minutes were spent at the Chand Baori. ...oh, and the other surprise - the flush-less, squat toilet was...CLEAN!
We stopped for a quick lunch of ....nevermind, I'm just repeating myself. Next stop Fatehpur Sikri, ...
... there are 3 things needed to drive in India. Good brakes, good horn and good luck!
An early escape to Varanasi to witness the dawn rituals at the edge of the Ganges has dispelled any illusion (if there was one) that we might be otherwise than in a very strange and exotic place. A visit to Sarnath, the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon produced some equally interesting sights.
... and in the winter it will be wheat, says the driver. When we finally reached the big city of Agra, we started to get the same vibe as Delhi but more. There were must more people riding bikes, scooters, carts, cars, vans, and so many more forms of transportation. People and animals were walking with the traffic and there's no such things as traffic lanes. We rolled down the window to get better picture and video. This was when the smell became extremely noticeable. ...
We headed the airport for our flight to Agra, running through what had happened the day before all we could do was laugh, but we did realise how lucky we had been.
It was a short flight to Agra and on the way we both decided the best plan for the rest of the day was to get our house in order. Trains book up so quick we figured if we sorted two weeks travel that it would be less hassle in the long run.
We touched down in Agra air force base a little ...
This was our first (and only train journey) in India so worth a separate blog entry! We had booked two A/C 2 (air conditioned second class) tickets for the train from Agra to Varanasi via an agent. This was a sleeper train due to take about 12 hours. It’s quite a popular tourist route with the trains booked up quickly. However, we had been duped and were actually given tickets for A/C 3 (third class), which we did not realise until we got on to the train. ...