Rahi Tourist Bungalow
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... room. The hotel itself is a beautiful building with a fantastic pool and gardens round it. The staff are all wonderfully friendly, helpful and efficient.
When we arrive we are taken to the lounge to check in and to go out on to the balcony to have our photo taken with the iconic view of the Taj in the background. These photos never do the view justice. In real life the Taj is actually much closer than it looks in the photos. While we are there the General ...
... but we could not take our eyes off the road. We
eventually got to our hotel which really wasn’t great but it was
sandwiched between a Costa coffee where we got free wifi and a Pizza
hut which was just what needed with the 'Delhi Belly' – a break
from the curry.
Early rise the next morning we made our
way to the Taj Mahal with Ashoke and a guide which Ashoke had
arranged for us. We were absolutely speechless at the first sight of
the Taj, it was ...
... to Holi gate. An indian man invites us briefly into his home and he had a shrine and paintings in the walls. He names all the Hindu gods that are depicted and gives me some cakes insisting I eat them all. He says life is like a dream. When Adam says he's not working he says 'that's not right' and asks him his 'aim' in life and when Adam can't answer say 'that's not right'. After we leave we go to the Krishna temple which is quite empty and a local ...
... 8217;s water isn’t the cleanest because the river is used by the entire city to dispose all the waste. Besides that, the bodies of dead people are burned here according to the old Hindu tradition. After the washing is done they unfold all the clothes on the floor, which is covered with excrements (animal as well as human) and garbage, to dry the clothes. When dried they pack it and deliver it.
The most shocking thing about this wasn’t the work itself ...
... much English and so can't really chat, they make no effort to hide their curiosity, openly staring and pointing at us while they talk, but without malice. Personal space is an alien concept; people will take the book you are reading out of your hands and look through it, shaking their heads at the strange language. One guy read out the message Lara had written in the front to me, laughing at his own pronunciation of the unfamiliar syllables, before handing around for ...