So, been away for a few days. We didn’t have internet in Agra, there wasn’t much at all in Agra to be honest apart from the Taj, which was amazing. We expected it to be amazing though, so it lived up up to the promise. We spent a lovely evening there waiting for dusk, and trying to ignore the groups of Indian boys wanting my photo. Getting a bit weird. Don’t know if was more annoyed by the fact that they usually took one anyway, even when we said no, or the fact that Rob was the one asked for permission.
We laid low in Agra, mainly because I was still under the weather and we are both now fully recovered, which is a relief, even if it took an extra kick of the antibiotics. We both got loads of reading and relaxing done so not many photos for once. I do have a load left over from Udaipur though which I will have to put up soon.
Last night we had our longest train journey so far, a 15 hour train from Agra to Varanasi. Combined with a lot of waiting for lifts at either end, we worked out we spent 30 hours from checking out in Agra to checking in with our bags in Varanasi. So a little bit knackered, although we both managed to sleep on the train this time (without me throwing up, disturbing us both!)
It’s chaotic here, a little more than most places we’ve been in India so far, but it seems like once we get a hang of the winding alleys and ghats we should be just fine. Tomorrow we will try and catch a rickshaw to the ruins of Sarnath, which I am quite excited about. Should be pretty amazing as there are Buddhist shrines there dating back to 200BC!