Category: India 2010

Our Fort Stay

Possibly Related Posts: India Travelogue Check out Leah’s pics Getting Ready to Return Home If you think your job is pointless Royalty at the...

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Out of Touch

We’ve been staying in some rural places with no Internet for several days … a fort, a palace, a tent city. Having a great time and will load more pictures in the next day or two. On a side note, I just finished reading “Girls of Riyadh” which I highly recommend. Possibly Related Posts: India Travelogue Check out Leah’s pics Getting Ready to Return Home If you think your job is pointless Royalty at the...

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Red Fort in Agra

Before we went to visit “the Taj” we went to the Agra Fort. Here are some pics. While we were all staring (mesmerized) at the Taj Mahal in the distance, this monkey jumped up on the windowsill to pose with the Taj. Possibly Related Posts: India Travelogue Check out Leah’s pics Getting Ready to Return Home If you think your job is pointless Royalty at the...

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Jeep ride to in Rural Northern India

Northern India is certainly different than southern India. In comparison, southern India seems now to be lush in my memory, full of green fields, palm trees, and rice paddies. Our bus ride this morning took us through a red dust bowl with more stark poverty within arm’s reach of a highway. After several hours on a local bus, we were dropped off at (what seemed to us) a random marker of the road. Here we were met by three jeeps, which took us and our things to our next overnight destination. The ride was bumpy and the scenery passed by too quickly to photograph, so I jotted down some notes about life by the side of the road in rural Rahjastan. First, there are the tractors, which seem to be the most common road vehicle. You may now be imagining a westernized version of tractors – green and yellow John Deere tractors driven by farmers wearing baseball caps. Dump that. Here, tractors are brightly painted – the blue of the sky on a bright day, the color of rice paddies, or a traditional “tractor” red. Many come with stereo systems which blare out Indian music which sounds to your ears like the siren on an ambulance as it passes your jeep. Many of these tractors are decorated, hung with silver and gold tinsel, strings of beads, and folded foil...

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The Taj

For the rest of our lives, Leah and I can now casually refer to the time we sat and chatted on a bench outside “the Taj.” It really is fabulous, but it was also about what you’d expect from one of the major tourist sites in the world. Lots of tourists! Possibly Related Posts: India Travelogue Check out Leah’s pics Getting Ready to Return Home If you think your job is pointless Royalty at the...

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