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... on a rooftop and heard the call to prayer echoing throughout the city. The hostel manager also went out of his way to take us downtown to two different post offices and help me get a box and go through the hour long process to mail a box back home ($40 mail cost you better like your wedding gift Audrey!) and then get some sweets in the afternoon.
Agra was short-lived but cool all the same. I mean, I saw the f-ing Taj Mahal come on! But off to Jaipur I had to soldier on.
... us, tutting. If we wanted, he would take us to the “head office” that was run by the government. Not really wanting to do anything but get back to the train station, and its nearby hotels, we declined, but he dropped us there anyway, as it was just around the corner. Inside, this place looked pretty much the same as the last, but a sympathetic young man listened to our plight with a shake of his head. “Those guys are just trying to scam you.”
... with the rickshaw Mafia about getting to our hostel. They were trying to charge us 200 rupees for a 40 rupee journey. So, being the stubborn girls we are, we decided to walk instead of go with those annoying drivers. What a mistake. It must have been about 38 degrees and it was midday. The walk wasn't far, around 10 minutes but upon arrival we were all dripping! We got showered and changed, and the hostel man set us up a route of things to visit in Delhi. We started with the ...
... at it the night before! It is fantastic to see the light changing as the sun moves across the building. The whole building itself subtly changes colour and if you are lucky the gold and gemstones inlaid into the marble glint and shine as they reflect the sunshine back at you.
Rahaul took us all around, and explained some of the fascinating details of the building and its design. The minarets in each corner are angled away from the centre, designed so ...
... marble. There are intricate carvings as well as a lot or marble inlay. Agra is famous for marble work. Inlay is basically where they use gemstones to add artwork and designs to the marble. Turquoise, onyx, mother of pearl, sapphire, emerald... This type of inlay is all over the Taj. My favorite part was the script. It's all made of onyx. It starts smaller near the base and gets larger towards the top so that when you look at the doorways as a ...