Wednesday, January 18, 2012

India: Day 1

I don't think there is a better way to spend your first day in India than at the Taj Mahal. To say it is beautiful is an understatement. Built as a symbol of love it is hard not to fall in love with it.

Some first impressions of India:
- There are a lot of people. You can see in the pictures the insane amount of people visiting the Taj Mahal. A line wrapped around the entire building just to get inside. Having payed over 10 times the price for our "foreigner tickets" than the natives (not by choice), we did have the luxury of skipping the lines.

- There is no such thing as personal space. While in the Taj Mahal the husband and I were pushed into a crowd of people by a lady using her giant breasts as people movers. There was really no where to go since the exit was being blocked by security, but this lady thought she could use her "assets" to skip the crowd and make her own escape. It didn't work.

- I would die the first day if I attempted to drive myself anywhere. Everyone got car sick on our drive from Delhi to Agra. Lines on the road mean absolutely nothing. Drivers laugh in the face of speed limit signs. Bicycles, pedestrians, tractors, rickshaws, cars and semi-trucks all share the road. The best thing to do as a passenger is close your eyes and don't look at the truck that is about to hit your car head on.

- It seemed like most Indians have never seen a fair skinned person before. They all wanted their pictures taken with us. They were especially enamored with Sally's red hair.

More pictures to come!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bet that trip was awesome! Very jealous! I hear Pittsburgh is exotic and has some really neat buildings, and the people here aren't too pushy, you should try visiting here next ;-)
Love and miss you tons! DD