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  • Day6


    April 5, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 40 °C

    Heute gibt es nicht viel zu berichten: Da der Taj Mahal heute geschlossen ist und wir erstmal genug hatten von mittelalterlichen Gewölben bei nahezu 40 Grad, gönnten wir uns heute einen Tag am Pool. Das dunstige Wetter erlaubte es, im Freien zu sitzen, ohne gleich dahinzuschmelzen. Aufregendstes Ereignis des Tages: Auf dem Dach des benachbarten Hotels sahen wir beunruhigend grosse Affen und wir fragten uns, ob diese Affen wohl auch unserem Hoteldach einen Besuch abstatten könnten. Morgen: Taj Mahal!Read more

  • Day11

    Tadpoles, squirrels and the Taj Mahal

    May 30, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 40 °C

    We headed off our overnight train directly to see the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra today.
    It really is quite a grand and amazing structure, also because of the grounds around. Inside the mausoleum isn't that big, however it's difficult to really get a feel of it as it's a stream of people going in and out (we were there around 7:30am in the Off season, so I can't imagine what's it's like when it's actually busy!)

    Lila's highlights include seeing the tadpoles in the water features outside the mausoleum, the squirrel she saw in the tree on the way and the crazy monkeys wrestling outside the entry gates.

    I was also very excited to get semi cool water out of the tap (instead of warm/hot water) its slightly more mild at 41degrees today!
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  • Day16

    Agra / Taj Mahal

    August 5, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We traveled to Agra today, home to the Taj Mahal. Indian tourists kept asking us to be part of their photos, mainly for Phoebe's blonde hair but I did have an audition for an Indian boy band. Humidity feels like it's 100%Read more

  • Day17

    Rest day and THE NIGHT TRAIN !

    August 6, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We experienced our first day of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Instead of going to wander around the local fort in the rain, our homestay host recommended the local hotel bar that overlooks the Taj Mahal.
    We also went on our first Indian night train to Varanasi.
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  • Day7

    Last day on project before the weekend!

    February 8, 2019 in India ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Today I decided to go to the dispensary instead of the slum clinic and as I was the only one going I was in the tuk tuk on my own! Yesterday there was a hailstorm in the evening and so there was so much water on the roads! We drove about 10 minutes to a different slum than usual and ended up picking up the doctor on the way. She was so nice and her English was actually quite good! The place we drove into was absolutely covered in rubbish with water everywhere I couldn’t believe it and there were houses lining the edges. We walked about 5 minutes into the slums and came to a small room which was the dispensary. A huge array of patients came in from the local community and as the doctor had been doing this for 2 years she gave me full patient history’s so it was so interesting. She made me do so much, take names (which was hard guessing how to spell the Indian names haha), ages, blood pressure, blood glucose, administer vitamin shots, give out nebulisers to children and even clean out and dress 5 super infected wound - the one on the mans foot being the worst! After a super busy day of patients I headed back to the house and had some lunch. I then sorted out all my things and pack a weekend bag as we were heading on our golden triangle trip this afternoon! We then headed out to the slums next door to our house to play with the children for an hour before we left for our trip. We got in our taxi about 3 and had the 4.5 hour journey to Agra. After arriving at our hostel called the Moustache hostel haha, we planned our day trip for tomorrow. We then went for a super yummy dinner of pasta and chips - a welcomed break from curry for breakfast lunch and dinner!Read more

  • Day181


    January 7, 2016 in India ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Vol frisse moed stappen we vandaag weer in de trein. Het zal een goede 8 uur gaan duren. Bepakt en bezakt met fried rice, koekjes en water stappen we aan boord. Toevallig zitten we - net als tijdens de treinrit naar Khajuraho - weer naast hetzelfde Canadese stel (Liam en Orla) dus kletsen we verder over onze reizen. De vrouw van een Indiaas gezin dat ook in onze 'coupé' zit kletst ook honderd uit. Ze heeft alleen een zwaar Indiaas accent en dus is het erg vermoeiend om lang te kletsen. Gedurende de rit komen er regelmatig chai (thee) verkopers langs en kun je rijstmaaltijden kopen. Gelukkig maar, want de trein loopt gedurende de dag een vertraging op van ruim twee uur. We komen dan ook geradbraakt aan in Agra. In de Lonely Planet wordt gewaarschuwd voor de louche riksja bestuurders, maar het blijkt dat de 'fixed price' taxistand ook variabele prijzen hanteert. Zoals gebruikelijk is ook dit systeem goed bedoeld, maar corrupt. Eenmaal in het hotel nemen we een snel maal en dan duiken we onder de wol. Het was weer een echte reisdag...Read more

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Nāharganj, Naharganj

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