India Travel Stories, Page 4

India Cows

India Cows

Cows are everywhere in India, and somehow Holy or something. Here is one sitting in front of my hotel. They seem to survive by eating old newspapers, or trash.



The cow is relaxing in front of my Hotel.


India Cows


Travel Clothes That Smell

Travel Clothes That Smell

It is the monsoon time here in Asia, it often will rain every couple of hours, or it will rain all day. I gave my laundry to the boy in the hotel, he wanted to clean them and return them later in the day. The price was right, he is a good kid, I thought, good idea, I could almost do this daily as they charge by the piece. I was not too happy when the clothes were not finished at the end of the day, then I thought to myself,
- It did rain all day. -

Electric or Gas dryers are no common in the under-developed countries. (Note, I should say normal countries, 80 percent of countries are or could be called under-developed, they are not under-developed, they are normal.)

Air dried clothes are common, they hang them up somewhere, normally on the roof, one of the best romantic locations of a hotel is full of laundry.



Boiling Water
Because the clothes did not dry quickly, when I put on the shirt, there is this every present mildew smell. I am bringing some water up close to boiling. This will kill, I hope fungus, and whatever else cause them skin diseases I see everywhere in India.



I put powder soap in the water, and then occasionally try to stir the clothes or scrub. I am not good at this, I hate to do hand laundry, however, I need the smell gone. When I perspire, impossible not to in Delhi in the summer, the mildew smell too over my senses.

I leave them in the water for about 4-5 hours or until the water, temperature is cold. I then rinse repeatedly, worried about the smells of the water coming from the tap.

I can only wash two shirts because I must hang them directly in front of the air conditioner and have the fan blow them dry. They must dry in less than about 12 hours or I will again have the mildew smell.


Travel Clothes That Smell


Delhi School Bus

Delhi School Bus

I am walking around in the Pahar Ganj area of Delhi, India. This reoccurring seen of a school bus.



A bike Taxi or bike School Bus.


Delhi School Bus


Middle East Propaganda


Middle East Propaganda
 
I have CNN in my room; I will be very glad when they stop selling humanitarian advertising and tell me the world news.

I very briefly saw a story about a huge flood in China where over 500 people died. It does not sound as exciting as Tsunami however floods are a bigger problem.
 
Everything in the world is a crisis, the new media cries wolf way to much for me, and I am immune to listening to the news Media’s crisis making strategies.
 
India is a wonderful place for newspaper, the country reads, a strange and ironic twist to the other messes that surround me, but a good one.
 
CNN has some small Lebanon girl of around 7 speaking to support Hezbollah, I am not sure why. The news of the world appears to be propaganda, not to support an issue of a governments, however to support a propaganda campaign to encourage controversy. I wish I had not paid so much for plane tickets to Africa; I would take a turn and go to Lebanon to see what is happening.
 
Entertainment in my room is about temptation, I seem to like to watch TV more than I like to read. However, watching TV causes bad Karma, as the travelers would say in India. Most travelers have zero idea of what is happening in the world; however, they wish to talk politics. I feel an obligation to learn if I want to open my mouth.
 
Middle East Propaganda


No Snickers Allowed in Taj Mahal

No Snickers Allowed in Taj Mahal

I am with Andrew, my techie boy genius from Goa, India. We just visited the Agra Fort and the Taj Majal here in Agra, India. We are waiting for the train to leave and take us back to Delhi.

Andrew, had a Snickers bar on him, they made him check it in a security box. I asked him why,
- This way they cannot eat the Snickers, and throw the wrapper inside the site. -

Go figure, we are in India, and I agree.

No Snickers Allowed in Taj Mahal


Thanks

Andy of china-marbles.info
Daily Diary or Travel Journal
http://china-marbles.info/blogger.html


6 Days in India and Maybe Taj Majal

6 Days in India

I have 6 more days left in India, I came to visit Andrew one of my computer techies that works on my china-marbles.info site. I thought it would be fun to go see the Taj Majal, enjoy some time together.

I am starving, I just went on a 20-minute walk searching for anything but cookies to eat that looks clean. I found one bakery and just before the man put his dirty hands in to grab and weigh these crust type foods, he put his hands through his greasy hair. I paid, tried to ignore, ate one and threw them on the ground.

Found this German Bakery in the Ajay Guesthouse or Hotel and went to purchase a Baguette. Looked at the dirt under the boy’s fingernails and got weak, I went home.

I walked last night, now to day searching for a grocery store that has more foods than something I do not know or want and cookies. I may take a taxi today to anywhere but here, there has to be clean somewhere.

I do not know, outside this hold called Pahar Ganj, the streets look nice. I am not sure; I think maybe I should try harder to help Andrew leave the country.


A rat just ran across the internet cafe, maybe an mouse.

6 Days in India


Taj Majal

 
Taj Majal
 
The Taj Majal, I do no recommend you visit, the world has many wonder that are enjoyable experiences.
 

 
Taj Majal
 

 
Taj Majal


Agra Red Fort


Agra Red Fort
 
I took a train from Delhi India to Agra India where I visited two major tourist attractions. The Agra Red Fort and the Taj Majal. I felt a comparison between here and the Egyptian Pyramids. I went by ground tour or walking to view both of these major world attractions. The alternative was to take a guided tour starting in Delhi for the Taj Majal, or from Cairo to visit the Pyramids.
 
Both experiences are tarnished by the overwhelming amount of obnoxious human culture I had to experience in conjunction with looking at the non-human. A tour enables or would enable a person to avoid either the Egyptian or Indian cultures.
In hindsight, I am still not sure, I would not want my family and friends to experience these major sights the same as me, both are a negative memory, not a feeling of wonder.  I feel it impossible to ignore the obnoxious cultural experience surrounding both sites.
 

 
A map of the trip from Delhi to Agra India
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort
 

 
Agra Red Fort - You can see the Taj Majal from the Fort.
 

 
Agra Red Fort the toilet, the water is the toilet paper.
 

 
This is where you clean at the toilet in the Agra Red Fort.
 
I have published these photos, however I have no desire to encourage person to go see this attraction. Look at the photos, and go to an enjoyable place.
 
Agra Red Fort



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