Road trip!October 30, 2017 in India
Back in Delhi I ran into max and told him about my plan to go to varanasi. His plan was the same, almost the stop in Agra was planned for him. So he asked me to join him with the bus. During breakfast we met Laura and Nina, also from Germany. Their plan was similar and we decided to go together, with max caravan. ROAD TRIP!!!
Sunday night, the guys from the hostel asked max and me to join them for going out. Some booze and food... Just an hour or two... Eventually we came back at 1am...
We had food, twice... And a beer or two...
Next morning was waking up early necessary. Past ten we left to agra to visit the Taj mahal, again. The drive was great, everywhere cows on the road. Honky everywhere: a crazy city! Taj mahal is still impressive, but more from the outside than from the inside. We spent two and a half hours on the ground of Taj mahal. We became hungry.
So, we head for food. After a good curry it was too late to visit the agra fort. So the journey went on. We tried to get as close varanasi as possible. Max got tired and offered me to drive if I like. We swapped and I made the way to Lucknow. A city 200km from agra...
To get a hostel is not easy because they most of them are out of a license. For safety reasons every hostel or hotel has to report the police if they have tourist in the house.
Finally we found one. Max slept in his van and Nina, Laura and me we shared a bed. No complaints about the company or sharing a bed but the room and bath were dirty and moldy. And finally it was the cheapest option. The other were way more expensive.
Laura, Nina and me went out for breakfast while Max was still asleep. All bakery opened at 10am so we had some samosa and tea.
As we came back to the hotel Max was already waiting for us. We left for some sightseeing in the main city and found a old mosque with a beautiful garden around. Like everywhere the asked for money for taking pictures but max asked them if locals also have to pay? No response... So we didn't neither.
After a short visit and some photos we made our way towards Varanasi. Less than ten minutes after we started the to girls were already silent. Fell asleep for almost the whole trip. They just woke up for food and the necessarily walk to the toilet...Read more