May 03, 2003 GMT
Rajasthan to Agra

After being for 8 days in Udaipur, doing all sorts ofusefull and useless things, welding sidestands and taking forks on the motorbike apart, also catching up with Jonas for 2 days, cruising around town organizing fork oil and off course always a visit to the post office and plenty of time in the Internet cafe, anyway after 8 days there is still no sign of the parcel. So I was fed up, Jonas was on his way to Deli, got the fork back together asked Hassan, the boss from the hotel to send me a e-mail when the parcel arrives and I was on my way to Pushkar. Nice place, small market streets, lot`s of cafe`s with great view on a lake, specially at sunset.Then 340km to Agra where I arrived yesterday. There were so many trucks on the street, I haven`t seen that before, around midday it least at least over 40 degrees and on top a sandstorm trough out the plains of Rajasthan.Today for only 750 Rs a visit to the Taj Mahal from on 7.00, a very impressive building and still very relaxing in the early morning until the tourist-buses arrive. But I`am not sure if it is 750 Rs worth !?

Nach 8 Tagen in Udaipur, wo man dann so saemtlich Sachen erledigte wie Seitestaender schweissen und die Gabel zerlegen, aber auch sich wieder fuer 2 Tage mit Jonas treffen, durch die Stadt fahren und Sachen wie Gabeloel organisieren und natuerlich immer am Postoffice vorbei aber auch viel Zeit im Internetcafe, wie auch immer nach 8 Tagen war das schei..... Packet immer noch nicht da. Da hatte ich dann die Nase voll, Jonas war schon weiter nach Deli gefahren, baute die Gabel wieder zusammen, fragte Hassan dem Boss des Hotels, nach dem Packet ausschau zu halten und mir ne E-mail zu schicken wenn das Packet mal ankommen sollte. Somit war ich auf dem Weg nach Pushkar einer kleinen Stadt mit schmalen Marktgassen, vielen Cafe`s mit einem super blick auf den See besonders bei Sonnenuntergang. Dann weiter 340km nach Agra wo ich gestern ankam. Auf dem Weg hierher waren so viele Truck`s auf der Strasse das habe ich vorher noch nicht gesehen, um die Mittagszeit waren es mindestens ueber 40 Grad und zur Kroenung gabs noch nen Sandsturm die meisten Zeit wenn`s durch die offenen Flaechen von Rajasthan ging.
Heute dann fuer nur 750 Rs gab`s einen Besuch in Taj Mahal, einem sehr schoenen, interessanten Bau. Wo frueh morgens eine sehr ruhige Atmosphaere ist, bis die Touristenbusse ankommen und es zeit ist zu gehen. Bin mir aber immer noch nicht sicher ob es 750 Rs wert war !?

Posted by Andre Lomme at May 03, 2003 01:01 PM GMT
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