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Published: November 22nd 2006
I woke up the other morning and realised that I'd fallen victim to the legendary "Delhi Belly", and there was no escaping it, I got slammed! It was one of the worst days of my life by far, that evil sickness violently purging every last drop of energy out of my system until I had nothing left to give. The next day was better though and by the day after that I was flying high again, so I went down to Agra with an Aussie couple I'd met and we visited the Taj Mahal. very impressive.
side note for Timmy P, I got to drive our taxi to the Taj Mahal! you'd of been proud of me bro, accept that I wiped out a cyclist before I had even got behind the wheel. poor guy came out of no-where! Taxi pulls over to let russ have a drive after minimal persuasion, and as I opened my door to get out I heard a massive SMASH! then before you know it, we've got a heavily wounded cyclist in a heap on the ground, a crowd of curious Indians gathering, a Taxi driver telling me to close my door so he can
do a runner, and police blowing whistles and waving Elephant sticks at us. I thought it was going to get ugly, but it all worked out fine in the end, smiles all round. I was ordered to pay the wounded man a generous 50ruppes(about$1.50) in compensation for his misfortune, then shook the policemens hands and was encouraged to not worry but to get behind the wheel and have a drive anyway. It was a big old dumpy Ambassador that had no brakes and handled like a shoping trolly, and I drove for about 10mins dodging cows, CYCLISTS, cars, ricksaws, dogs and anything else that could move. definately one of my highlights from India thats for sure
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