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... and couldn't stop saying that I can't believe I'm here and how stunningly beautiful it is. It's actually a tomb, not a palace (Mahal) to Mogul's ruler's wife who died giving birth to their 14th child. What a beautiful love story (well, she was his third wife and his son imprisoned him after spending so much money on it, but that's details that should not distract from the beauty of Taj Mahal) and what a stunning architectual masterpiece. Apparently Akbar (the Mogul ruler) ...
Walked down through the throngs of Indians on the streets to the railway station to catch our train at 11.00am. We waited for an hour and then the longest train we had ever seen arrived. There is no way of knowing where your carriage is so David rushed down the platform looking for our carriage number and returned to say it wasn't down that way so we raced back down the other end to ...
... made welder ( photos were taken), motor bike workshops in alley ways and many wonderful things. Dale comments that this morning in the local areas has been less stressful than yesterday, which was in the tourist areas, and he's right, it feels authentic and real - without the touts! I find a little Airtel shop who sell me a pre paid mobile SIM card and put in an old IPhone I have, I have to wait a few days for it kick in, all up it cost 495 rupees ($10) ...
... health to only once every 15 minutes. With Claire using her most professional nursing skills to help him "man up" he safely recovered, but for a short while it was touch and go.
... the main platform in front of the Taj. We were able to get a few photos without anyone else in them since we were the first and had the entire place to ourselves for a few fleeting moments. The girls who bought saris wore them and took some gorgeous shots. Taj Mahal was built by Shahjahan for his third wife Mumtaz when she died. She had 14 children with him and they loved each other very much. When she was pregnant with their 14th child he has to go off to ...