Odd 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.
Taj January 23rd 2008 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.
The princess became the third and most beloved ... 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
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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