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Travel Blogs from Gurgaon
... palace was intense but very short so we made it
fine. We did end up having a long rest in the shade of a tree in the
beautiful gardens though before venturing back down through the
streets and alleyways. The people here were friendlier yet again
though we did bump in to a few large school groups with teachers who
don't seem bothered that their students are being very loud and
shoving camera phones in tourists faces. A hectic walk round the
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Later in the day we made a stop at a rug factory for a demonstration of how hand-made silk rugs are constructed and of course the opportunity to make a purchase. This was similar to the experience we described during our visit to Turkey, so we will not go into detail. The silk rugs were beautiful, and the amount of work ...
... of security – mostly because they all rest their assault rifles flat on the top of their kiosks, so that the barrel is trained out over the crowd, precisely at head height. Eep.
Olivia proved to be feeling low the rest of the day and much of the next, so we laid low at the hotel. The kids and I were pretty ready to be done in India at this point; our stomachs were all bothering us to some degree and it was just ...
... which was quite tasty actually. I had a couple of hours left until my train for Haridwar left (for which I didn't have a confirmed seat at that time), so I went to see the Jama Masjid, one of the top sights of Delhi.
Delhi was pretty much what I expected: A breathtaking mix of smells, noise, heat, beggars, vendors, cows, dogs and dirt. Nevertheless the Jama Masjid was worth the trip and Delhi an experience not to be missed. I'll be ...
... fort the two main building are the Old Fort Mosque with 5 marble arches and the Sher Mandal (The Mughal emperor Humayan's library) where he tripped over his robe and fell to his death. Despite the tragic story, the grounds are full of flowers and fields of grass and the peaceful atmosphere and picturesque views have made it quite the hub for dating couples. So the story goes, Humayan's widow Bega Begum built a tomb for him (our next stop) which is now known to be ...