Photos from India's Golden Triangle

By: leelefever on March 27, 2006 - 1:46am

The sights in the Golden Triangle really are impressive, especially architecturally. Most are buildings build in the last 1000 years which are impressively preserved. You can find pictures of the sights anywhere, so I hope these are a little different...

 This is at the Red Fort in Dehli.  All the women dress very nice to see the sights and we were constantly impressed by the saris. So colorful..


This shot is from a marble carved window at the Amber Fort in Jaipur...

This "Water Palace" wasn't in the water orginally...

Catta Chown is one of Delhi's main drags and is amazing;y busy- always.

Symetry at the Red Fort.  The Indians were big on symetry...

This is the incredibly crowded Jaipur from above in the Tiger Fort:

Driving to India's Golden Triangle

By: leelefever on March 27, 2006 - 1:30am

India's Golden Triangle consists of 3 basic cities: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.  Each place has their won sights and cultures and the triangle is one of the most traveled tourist routes in India.  We went by driver (4 days at $220US). 

Like a lot of the trip, I end up being more interested in the random and fleeting things you see on the way to a sight than the sight itself.  here are a few...

Once we entered Rajasthan, where Jaipur is, we started seeing lots of camels. Rajasthan is very arid and desert, especially since the drought that started in 1997. Most camels "ships of the desert" were strapped to carts and made me feel like we had gone back in time.

Here is one with a dog on top and an another dog in the shadow.

I don't think I had ever seen baby camels...

Aside from the camels the Indians have all sorts of interesting vehicles, including the "jugad", which is put together with spare parts and is illegal.  I remember the name because "jugad to put it together yourself, man."

The trucks are much like Sri Lanka, with each having a lot of artful color and messages to other drivers. Most do not have turn signals and few have working rearview mirrors.  "Horn Please" means to blow your horn when you pass and "Wait for Side" means wait for a hand wave from the driver.

This is a random girl watch us go by...

The road from Agra to Jaipur is terrible now, due to construction, but should be better in 2008. 

Down with Disease

By: leelefever on March 24, 2006 - 9:03am

Down with Disease, originally uploaded by LeeLeFever_TwinF.

We're in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India and I wish I was telling a different story; one about the Pink City, the Water Palace or the Tiger Fort.

Instead, what is much more front-of-mind is the condition of my digestive system (again). I very nearly left an unwelcomed mark on Jaipur today with what is often known as "Dehli Belly".

Right now I have a slight fever and trying to replace electrolytes while I hope that I recover before a long day of sightseeing tomorrow. We have both been really diligent about food, sanitation, but the little bugs have a way of getting in.

I figure that by the time I get home, I'll have the toughest immune system around.

Pictures and some positive news coming soon...

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