Gladly leaving the the chaos of Delhi behind us, nonetheless I think it was the perfect place to begin this journey! As now, no matter where we travel it seems tame in comparison. It certainly did expose us to a flood of humanity beyond anything we could have imaged and on so many levels. Not even on our trip to China did we experience the sights and smells so profoundly.
Now on to Agra and the Taj Mahal! So far the weather has been mild enough to allow us to enjoy our walking but we cover so much ground, my feet are still angry with me. We boarded a train this morning that was a nice reprieve. It was air conditioned and we had tea and breakfast served to us. Many locals, but no chaos except upon boarding.
We proceed later in the day to the Taj Mahal and stay till sunset. His wife, Mumtaz, was one lucky woman even though she did die giving birth to their 13th. child! Phenomenal, brilliant, and moving monument to love.
Another highlight was meeting beautiful little Aarushi on the train to Orchha. We became friends and as she spoke some English I taught her to play a hand-clapping game of “My boyfriend’s name is Tony…” She loved it!
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