Come along with me on my daily adventures! Here you'll find random tales from the trail, and just everyday happenings.
For as long as I can remember, I have been wanting to go to the Taj Mahal. And it has nothing to do with the fact that it is a wonder of the world, and has a really fascinating history. Although all of that is really cool too. It was the fact that it was only a three-hour drive away from Delhi, where I was born, had lived for many years in, and visited quite frequently, yet still had never made it to the Taj. That's it. And so many of my friends, many of whom had never even been to India, much less lived there, had seen this beautiful piece of Indian history before me. It wasn't fair, as childish as that sounds. But- Finally! I got the chance to see the place I had been dreaming about. And it was epic. It definitely lives up to the hype. The weather in Agra was horrible though, and I feel like I need to talk about this. So, here goes. It was so humid! It felt like we were walking around in a closed metal box, with the temp turned up to 50 degrees (Celsius). And there was so much walking involved, it just made us so sweaty. Also the crazy humidity and weather made my hair go completely insane. Consequently, I did not get any instagram-worthy photos of me. Oh! And we had no water with us. So smart, eh? So not only were we dying of heat and humidity, we were also severely dehydrated. What a day.
Even through all of this, it was an amazing trip and I wouldn't have changed anything. I finally saw the Taj!