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Travel Blogs from Agra
... and defensive. "Hi. I'm your guide" is usually a prelude to some sort of rip off including a visit to the guide's uncle's carpet shop.
He explains that a guide to visit the Taj Mahal and the rest of Agra is included as part of the car hire package. Pawan confirms that this is the case. We like Pawan. He seems very reliable and trustworthy. So this gives us some comfort. Manoj recommends visiting the Taj early morning before it is hot and before the ...
towards us and we were followed everywhere, even into the toilet.
There were people begging at every corner some, children shouting
for chocolate and sweets, young mothers with babies and adults
missing limbs, it was so hard to see.
We walked around the abandoned city and
then visited a local Mosque just at the main entrance gates which we
found to be the most impressive part. We were tricked into having a
guide as we were told we could not ...
... that they're trying to throw at us. I have no idea what it is but I don't want to find out. On the way back we jump on a shared tuk-tuk with three Indians. After a couple of miles it becomes apparent that they all seem pretty wasted (including the driver who starts to swerve around a little). The guy sitting at the front produced a baseball bat and starts gently tapping the other tuk-tuks as we pass. The guy at the back start pestering me for a ...
... are cheaper yet. The Taj Mahal was spectacular. Really it needs to be seen from inside the grounds and in person to capture its grandeur.
My 30th birthday is tomorrow and we will celebrate in Jaipur( the pink city) then on March 6th we have a flight booked to Nepal. I want to thank all my friends and family for their wonderful support and rob and I both are looking forward to returning to Canada In the next four months. You are all incredibly important to us. ...
... clothes; it was a perfect postcard photo. From there the reality was another. It was actually a place where the poorest people of Agra worked and lived. The place was filthy and people worked really hard there.
The washing process starts with huge barrels of water which is boiled with fire set underneath. Then they put clothes together with some chemical compound in the barrel. From there they take it to the river where they finish the washing. I have to add that ...