Friday, 8 April 2011

INDIA: Agra

Well, last time I checked we were no cannibals but just now we ate a tourist. And it was crisp and chocolaty with a creamy vanilla centre. Yum!






We took the train from Delhi to Agra and were served food en route. As it was an early train leaving at 6.15am a staming hot chai is always appreciated. We were served two meals. For breakfast we had black tea with TRUST superfine sugar and NOVA dairy creamer (or milk powder), some Parle-G cookies and NĂ¼trive chocolate eclairs (actually candy). The second meal some time later was our lunch.









So here we are in Agra to see the Taj Mahal.



And it is picture perfect though if I had to criticise one thing it's the lack of windows inside the modestly spaced chamber (you have ornately carved screens cut from marble instead) resulting in almost no ventilation. Everybody had to take off their shoes to enter so now imagine the smell inside...

A great sentence I learnt from a travel guide in Udaipur that I have to add here goes as following:
If you have a great idea you can build the Eifel Tower.
If you have love and passion you can build the Taj Mahal.
But if you have patience you can build them all over again.

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