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... quicker. However the tolls are
obviously quite high as in some places we were the only vehicle
visible on the road.
We arrived in Agra and suddenly there
was mayhem. Animals on the road- cows, goats and donkeys and also
sometimes camels. Rickshaws, trucks and buses overloaded with people-
sometimes with people on the roof. No working traffic lights. I did
see an occasional set of lights but they either did not work or were
... followed us outside and watched us get into our still-waiting rickshaw. Strangely, the driver we had left outside not a few minutes before had disappeared and been replaced by a completely different man.
“He’s my brother,” he offered by way of explanation. “He’s gone home to rest so I take over.” Fair enough. “Just take us to the Main Bazaar,” we said. Finally remembering something in the guidebook about scams, and the ticket ...
... the rubbish directions from various locals. We eventually found the village. It was very cute filled with restaurants and nice shops. We explored the park - Deer park and found another tomb to watch the sunset. It was beautiful. We then got a rickshaw back to our hostel and ordered takeaway. An Israeli man ordered with us and at first he was weird but he grew on us, and he was very funny. It was an incredible curry, I had chickpea and spinach. We then had a cup of tea and had an early ...
... sup>, our group was able to experience one of the “7 wonders to the world”, the Taj Mahal! We left the hotel around 5 and drove a couple hours to the city of Agra. It was important to get an early start on the day because by noon, Agra would resemble the inside of an active oven as opposed to an urban sprawl. Some of you may have heard of the terrible heat wave that swept through India recently, leaving more than 500 people dead, and Agra was one of the cities that bore ...
... complete with wolf howls at the end. They knew The Stones song and laughed and laughed so I sang it again a couple of times with Jeff joining in on the wolf howls … I’m sure that would be the answer to diplomatic issues between countries … sing Little Red Riding Hood followed by wolf howls and “bob’s your uncle” !!
Fortunately for us, Joyce and Doug were able to take photos inside the building which had lots ...