Once Upon A Time
In the year 1607 a fourteen year old girl named Arjumand Banu Begum became betrothed to Prince Khurrum, third son of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. This alone would be a truly unremarkable story but thankfully there is a little more to tell. This is the story of how one man ruined it for the rest of us by setting the bar far too high.
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Finished uni? Too lazy to get a job? Got a passion to see the world? Why not run away and try to cross the world from Bangkok to London without flying!
Starting on January 11, 2007 I set out to do just that with my mate Jeff. Bangkok, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, a six month sojourn in China, Mongolia, Nepal and India have happened already. Who knows where this new year will find me.
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Inside the Agra FortInside the fort, and on top of the raised platform of ground, we wandered for a while among the many temples, residences and other buildings therein. Although the buildings were added at different times they all seem to flow together into one giant conglomerate structure. It was easy to get lost in the resulting maze of red sandstone and white marble.
Punjabi At LunchPunjabi prepares to duck into a fine Mughlai curry in a rooftop restaurant near the Taj Mahal.
Main Bazaar, Pahar Ganj, DelhiOdd facts about this picture: 1, there is a metal detector at either end of the street for security purposes. 2, the detectors are never manned. 3, the detectors are nevertheless always turned on. 4, the metal detectors make an entirely satisfying "beep" whenever you walk through them with a handful of metal.
Our Last Night OutHopeful that India is not entirely devoid of party (excluding Goa of course), Paul and I set out in search of fun. First stop: a bar/restaurant near Connaught Place.
Slightly Later OnAfter moving to a "Blues Bar" which played absolutely no blues music we met a friendly bunch of Indians. They proceeded to complain about India a lot and show us their mobile phones. This one took a shining to Paul I think.
Irish TimeWell. . . as everyone knows, it's never long before you meet some Irish people on any fun night out on the town.