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  • Day205

    Happy Holi!

    March 21, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Today was a colourful day. Today was the Indian festival Holi also known as the colour festival and sometimes the water festival. The festival celebrates the return of Spring. It’s a day when people throw coloured powder at you. We bought some powder but we didn’t use much of it. While Malcolm mummy and Daddy went out into the craziness of colour me and Chloë threw powder at each other. After the rest of the family came back all of us were covered in colours. And that is The end of my Speech. 😁

    - DALE😜
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  • Day9

    Agra

    June 9, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 44 °C

    The most stunning and awesome..est place. Early morning visit today (44 here yesterday)

  • Day4

    Agra

    December 8, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Today we woke at 4am and drove two hours to witness the Taj Mahal in a misty sunrise.

    It is pretty much all that everyone says it is.

    Sublime and awe inspiring.

    Still sort of in awe.

    On the way back to Bharatpur we dropped by Shanti Mangalick hospital (just as promised) where Nancy's mom, Alma, spent three months volunteering as a nurse back in the 80s.Read more

  • Dec17

    Taj Mahal baby!

    December 17, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We had to wake up really early to be ready for a 6:00 sunrise Taj Mahal visit. There is whole army guarding that place, they scan your bags, no lighters or anything is allowed inside (of course I had mine). Ticket costs around 7€ + 3€ for mausoleum. And then you go inside...
    This place is magnificent! I was just walking toward the building, silent, deep breathing, excitement, emotional with almost wet eyes... This is why I travel, that point in a trip, one of the highlights, that "I can't believe I'm actually here!" moment... Priceless. The details on building and th size of everything, really amazing what people are able to achieve! We spent an hour there seeing everything. Wow.
    After Taj Mahal it was Agra Fort's turn. A huge castle, done by 4 kings, multiple styles, amazing. We hired a guide, that showed us interesting bits, hidden places, history,.. Great tour, really worth visiting.
    Last stop was Baby Taj, a smaller brother of Taj Mahal, which is mostly a mausoleum also.
    We ended up touring pretty quickly, tired from lack of sleep, we just wanted to chill before night train to Varanasi.
    On a train right now, upper bunk bed, too small of course,... Not sure how I'll sleep... Mara is feeling fiverish so pills time. Hope she gets better.
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  • Day22

    Agra

    December 4, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    So the highlight of today is that instead of receiving three rupies in change we received three candies worth one rupee each. This was in an official retail store (usually everything is rounded to whole numbers and you don't work with single rupees) we thought this was very funny.

    Agra fort and Agra have been nice. The hostel we are staying in has a view of the Taj Mahal which is cool so we had some beers while looking at the master piece. Met Arjit from Mumbai here too, super cool guy. He showed us some good places to eat and made us eat some super good dishes! Getting more adventurous with the foods and l o v i n g it.

    Tomorrow we head to Jaipur which is exciting cause I'll be spending my birthday there in the pink city! Hopefully also a warm shower because we have only had cold showers for over a week now 🚿❄️😅
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  • Day205

    What a Wonder of the World

    March 21, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Today we visited an amazing building with extremely intricate architecture but also a very important piece of history. We woke at 5:15 in the morning so we wouldn’t miss the sunrise on the white beauty of India. We left our Hotel at 5:30 but by the time we got to the line to enter the gate it was almost a kilometre long! Luckily for me and Geoff, men were aloud to go in a shorter line than women for who knows what. We went through security but unfortunately Geoff’s package of Mentos didn’t make it out. The guards at the gate also almost confiscated our cards because you aren’t allowed to gamble in public in India. Luckily Lara thought fast and threw them into a bush and they were safe. Once everything was cleared up we started walking towards the architectural masterpiece and realized that when you walk through the main archway a perfectly symmetrical garden awaits your arrival. Unfortunately there were a lot of flies but we managed to walk from the archway to the ticket booth for the main mausoleum without getting too bothered. Once we were on the platform around the white marble wonder which was also made of white marble we started walking around the entire building. The interior and exterior walls were covered in flowers that appear painted but in reality they are precious and semiprecious stones implanted into the marble. Over the years some have been stolen but it still looks amazing! Next we entered the main tourist attraction in all of India. The interior was as extraordinary as the exterior, unfortunately you weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the building so we can’t show it too you but it was 😎 awesome. The tombs were probably he most interesting part of the entire thing because it was the only part of the entire complex that wasn’t symmetrical! Originally it was supposed to be symmetrical but when the king died, his tomb was placed next to the queen’s tomb making it almost symmetrical but not quite! Inside everyone had shoe covers but we never got any so when went inside the mausoleum, we were forced to carry our shoes!😡 Next we went to see the guest house which wasn’t very exciting but their were two huge beehives in the roof which explained the dead bees all over the place. When we left we recovered the cards and went home for breakfast at 8:00. On the way back we saw a monkey lying on the roof of a house! I will never forget my visit to the Taj Mahal!
    Malcolm😎🥳🤪😜😝😋🤥🤠💩🤡👍
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  • Day29

    Agra, India

    January 21, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ -1 °C

    On our way to Agra, we stopped at Fatehpur Sikri where Mughul ruler Akbar built the city and fort in the 16th century. We enjoyed the multiple cultures and religions that were incorporated within the same architectural design, such as Muslim, Persian, Hindu, Judaism which shows a very contemporary and open-minded ruler that had many influences in his empire.

    The next day we visited the Taj Mahal one of the seven wonders of the world. I didn't want to get my expectations too high before visiting, but they were certainly met. The inlay of the precious stones set into the white marble were very intricate and impressive, and sourced from all over the world. Also the design details were very well thought out- it is symmetrical from all 4 sides and the 4 towers on the corner actually are angled outward, so that if they were to fall from an earthquake or other reasons they would be less likely to fall on the main Taj Mahal building. There were many other design details that went into creating this masterpiece that took 22 years like the breezeways that helped naturally cool the building but it's hard to write about them all as it's a must see in person!

    Unfortunately they are currently cleaning the entire Taj Mahal one section at a time with a natural clay material, so some of our pictures included scaffolding. Definitely an iconic sight worth seeing as I've never seen anything like it before!
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  • Day5

    Moving ... again????

    April 9, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today was a start at 7 not early to me anymore. We got on the road straight away and headed to a palace, which looked very nice. Funny moments dude come when Rupes pointed out we shouldn't be pooping on the floor while pointing at elephant faeces, and when Noah, Chris and Joe bought turbans. We then hit the road again and headed 5 hours to Agra, with only one stop. I am in the hotel now and am very comfortable.Read more

  • Day6

    Taj Mahal

    April 10, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    For the Taj we had early start, around 5. Once we had dragged ourselves eves out of bed we arrived at our destination and were rushed off the bus due to parking restrictions. We were the only tired on s around however as the gardens around the Taj were filled with the locals playing, eating and relaxing. On our way to get into the Taj we saw many monkeys. When in the Taj I took many photos of it due to its beauty.Read more

  • Day152

    Taj Mahal

    August 17, 2019 in India ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    185 km von Delhi entfernt. Passte eigentlich nicht mehr in den Plan. Aber nun sind wir doch hier ...und froh darüber. Interessanter Fakt: Das Taj Mahal vergilbt. Zu viel Dreck in der Luft. Deshalb erhalten die verfärbten Marmorteile alle 3-5 Jahre eine natürliche Schlammpackung. Sobald die trocken ist und entfernt wird, ist alles wieder blütenweiß. Auch spannend: alle vier Ecktürme dienen der Lastverteilung auf dem Untergrund, damit das schwere Grab nicht nach unten sackt. Und alle Türme sind schief - nach Außen geneigt. Nur für den Fall der Fälle eines Erdbebens ...Read more

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