The not so well beaten path to Agra and on to Jaipur. February 14th 2011 This was written some time in January 2009. ( See previous blog entry)
Finally we are in Agra! I made the somewhat stupid mistake of presuming the train ride was 5 hours. After some time our general class train carriage was full to the brim. Men were sitting on each others laps and on the luggage racks above, legs dangling. It sounds squalid but it was a merry atmosphere, popular songs were jov ... read more
Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Agra The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
I recently came across a little journal I wrote whilst traveling through India and felt I would post the few entries I wrote online. I made the journey in January and February 2009 with my best friend Orlando. I am a 24 year old Australian girl living in Fremantle Western Australia. I hope you enjoy my little anecdotes from the Indian subcontinent. I have added a little extract of my first post.
"Arriving in Gorakhpur we needed to buy a train ticket to Agra. The easiest way to describe an Indian train station is to compare it to some type of gladiatorial championship made up of several even... full info