Monday, March 16, 2009

Becoming a Tourist!

Well, the train ride wasn't too bad though I got really sick of being in a cramped compartment with 5 other people for a day and a half! My parents got here early Sunday morning and slept a few hours and then we went out to start our touring. They actually did a lot better with the jat-lag than I expected them to. After we toured Delhi, we drove to Agra and we've been staying at a really nice 5-star hotel as part of our tour package. Since I haven't even had a shower head in my bathroom for the past few weeks, I feel a little out of place here! But I can't say I haven't been enjoying the luxary.

We saw the Taj Mahal and the famous Agra Fort this morning. The Taj Mahal was really pretty, though the inside was different than I expected it to be. My favorite part was hearing the story behind it. Tomorrow we head for Jaipur and we leave for the South on Friday. If I get access to the internet, I'll try updating later this week!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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