If we didn’t have things cell phones and Facebook and Skype then it would be possible that my son would have sent me a postcard or two when he had a chance to visit India over the recent New Year’s holiday. It was quite and adventure for him, and since we do have Skype, he was able to share some of the highlights of his trip with me, and text me some photos.
I’ve put them into postcard format, just for old time’s sake.
Postcards from India
Made it safely and all is well, but was inundated with cab drivers at the airport. My hotel was barricaded off due to the holiday, so the cabby I finally took a ride from had to bring me to another hotel for the night. Had to pay for both hotels that night $$$$$
Travel tip: When traveling somewhere unfamiliar of foreign, consider contacting the hotel in advance to ask them to help you arrange for a ride from the airport.
The food is so rich, I keep getting heart burn, but it all tastes so good, it’s worth suffering for. By the way, they have wild animals just roaming the streets. I’ve seen cows, donkeys, camels, chimpanzees and even wild boar walking around as free as you and me!!
Visited the Taj Mahal today. It looks all white from a distance, but up close you can see that there are intricate patterns carved into the stone. After the tour, a man tried to sell me a table made with the same stone carvings. Had to tell him it wouldn’t fit in my luggage!!
Took a tour of Jama Masjid, a mosque in Agra. Had to trade my shoes in for slippers for the tour, as it is customary not to where shoes in a mosque. Very ornate and reverent. Worth the temporary trade off.
Made it to Agra Fort. Looked a lot like a castle in England, moat an all!!
I’ll always love how a postcard could say just enough to make you feel, for a moment, like you were there, too.