To Agra

Delhi To Agra
 
 
 
to agra  kochi
 
This morning at ten we set off from Delhi for Agra YAY, a long way north of Kochi (46 hours by car).
 
 
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Must digress to Bear’s supper last night. He fancied room service and ordered a pasta meal. It came in the tiny dent in a huge plate, by comparison his bread was more like a reasonable sized loaf.
 
 
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Soon through the traffic and crossing the River Yamuna.
 
 
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Very impressed at how neatly the verges are kept.
 
 
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Our first sign to ‘Agra’. Beside us at a toll booth – a naked lorry. Apparently, the driver is delivering the engine and flat bed to the factory for the cab and ‘pretty bits’ to be put on.
 
 
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To our left mile upon mile of wheat fields. Later, we whizzed past a cremation being prepared at a field edge.
 
 
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Mob, our driver tends to stay in the middle of the road. Others meander. No one seems to mind and if anyone changes lane a simple honk. Slightly unreal when we were doing about 60 and each side a car whizzed by 80 – sandwich style. Another sign as we firmly remain in the middle.
 
 
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Half way we stop for a toilet break, surprised to see Costa Coffee.
 
 
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A bit more surprising was a train engine in the middle of the road.
 
 
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A bit of a meander before settling to a lane.
 
 
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Our first tourist sign and we are getting closer.
 
 
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Entering Agra.
 
 
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The usual mix of vehicles and later, cows and water buffalo bimbling along.
 
 
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Sadly, we are stopped at the gate to our digs as a sniffer dog has to check the boot, the engine is looked at and then at the door our luggage is x-rayed and we have to go through a body scanner and pat down. Sad that this level of security is necessary – anywhere. We are welcomed with “Namaste”, presented with a lei and a juice while our Passports are copied.
 
 
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We take in the water feature in the foyer and decide on a swim in the pool asap.
 
 
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Beds gets himself settled as we unpack a bit.
 
 
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We leave him resplendent in his lei.
 
 
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Down to the pool.
 
 
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A mystical picture by the lift.
 
 
 
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