Monday, 8 March 2010

Hello India - a quick introductory post.

Finally! Internet connection! A little longer and I would start forgetting things... I arrived in Delhi on the 2nd of March. Cameron has arranged for us to be driven around by the same man who has driven his family around in December. The driver's name is Karam and he is absolutely amazing; he has planned out the 10 days or so of travel for us- going from Delhi to Agra and several cities in Rajasthan. He is not only very knowledgeable but also such a sweet person that me and Cameron are getting really attached to him-goodbye will be hard.We have already seen Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udepur, and at the moment we are staying in Jodhpur. I will put up some pictures but it is hard to describe the sheer glut of things to see- today, for example, we went to a Jain temple that is probably the most beautiful building I had ever seen. Even with the blistering sun outside, it was nice and cool, made entirely of white marble with intricate sculpures and richly, yet elegantly ornamented columns (around 150 of them!). It seems almost incredible, but there are just so many beautiful things in Rajasthan alone that Taj Mahal is not even the second most beautiful thing I have seen here so far. And it's just a week into the trip!
I will try posting some pictures soon!

3 comments:

  1. już mi szczęka opadła!
    wyczekuję zdjęć : )
    pozdrów od nas gorące słońce.

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  2. kolory i ornamenty urzekające...
    uwielbiam te ażurowe łuki ach

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  3. Those photos are beautiful! And you look great in Indian clothes. Wow, it all sounds amazing, I'm so excited for you both. It's pouring with rain here in Sheffield, and it's very chilly, so I'm experiencing serious weather envy right now. I miss you loads!

    Allie xxx

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more from the Trek

more from the Trek

Waterfall in the Jungle

Waterfall in the Jungle

Sweating on the Trek

Sweating on the Trek

Ayuthaya

Ayuthaya

the Tiger Temple.

the Tiger Temple.

As the tanks roll by...

As the tanks roll by...

The bridge over the river Kwai

The bridge over the river Kwai

Floating Market

Floating Market

Squid Stick. Yum.

Squid Stick. Yum.

Fish Spa- little fishes eating the dead skin. Ticklish

Fish Spa- little fishes eating the dead skin. Ticklish

Fruit Market

Fruit Market

outside a Wat in Bangkok

outside a Wat in Bangkok

Ko Tao beach

Ko Tao beach

The snorkelling trip in Ko Tao

The snorkelling trip in Ko Tao

The Princess Lagoon

The Princess Lagoon

Rock climbing to see the lagoon

Rock climbing to see the lagoon

Thailand- Ao Nang beach in the South

Thailand- Ao Nang beach in the South

me with the world's biggest flower

me with the world's biggest flower

the famous white tiger in the Singapore Zoo

the famous white tiger in the Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo

On the spice plantation in Goa with the stinky fruit. It's not allowed on public transport

On the spice plantation in Goa with the stinky fruit. It's not allowed on public transport

The Main Mosque in Delhi

The Main Mosque in Delhi

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

Agra Fort

Agra Fort

No prizes for guessing where that is!

No prizes for guessing where that is!

Taj Mahal again

Taj Mahal again

in front of the Jain temple

in front of the Jain temple

Jain Temple

Jain Temple

Jain Temple

Jain Temple

Our room in Jodhpur

Our room in Jodhpur

Jaislemere

Jaislemere

Jailsemere

Jailsemere

Cameron of Arabia

Cameron of Arabia

me on the camel called 'Lucky'

me on the camel called 'Lucky'

the rat temple - the most pampered rats in India

the rat temple - the most pampered rats in India

Cameron having his nail painted by the world-class master of miniature

Cameron having his nail painted by the world-class master of miniature

Cameron and Karam next to an underground corridor leading to the local fort, near Karam's village

Cameron and Karam next to an underground corridor leading to the local fort, near Karam's village