Around Agra

Trip Start Mar 09, 2006
Trip End Mar 28, 2006

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

After about 2 hours of sleep we managed to get up and make it to the train station on time to make the 6:00 am train to Agra. I will be honest though and say that we already had tickets so we only had to make it to the platform on time and the train station was only a couple of blocks from the hostel so it really wasn't anything spectacular ... well unless you consider my penchant for being late and my dislike of waking up :p.

The train we took was the super fast train and so it got us to Agra in two hours. From there we stopped at our hotel and then headed out to see all we could see in one day. We started at the baby Taj ... now I am sure that there is another name for it but that is the one that our driver saying and I can't remember the real name. From there we went to look at the Taj Mahal from across the river and then headed to lunch because we were starving. During lunch we tried to master the task of eating with only our right hand so that at the wedding we don't look really out of place but it is a lot more difficult to eat with one hand than we thought it would be. Well that is, it's a lot harder to not make a complete mess of ourselves while we are doing it.

After lunch we did some shopping. I had forgotten what it was like to bargain for things and so it took some getting used to and I am sure that we payed too much for some stuff but oh well. I say that that is all a part of the experiance. When we finished shopping we went to see the Red Fort and watch the sun set on the Taj Mahal.

Sorry that I haven't really explained the places all that much and I don't know when I will be able to put up pictures but I wanted everyone to know that I was still alive. India is a lot warmer than Europe so it has been a nice change.

I didn't realize until the last couple of days that I managed to pick three pretty different places and it has made my trip a lot of fun. Ok well I have to get going. I will try add more entries sometime but it might not be until I get back. Hope this finds everyone in good spirits.
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