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Taj Mah Heart: First trip to India! Part 1

Way overdue post on my Agra trip

Left for New Delhi for a work trip on the evening of 12 Jan. Not sure if it’s because I’m getting old, I couldn’t fall asleep as easily on the plane as compared to before.

Reached New Delhi almost midnight India time and the air quality was so bad. Very much worse than how Singapore’s like during the haze period.

Weather was cold and I loved it. Yes I know this shows Agra and not New Delhi but almost the same la ok. Agra’s just a 5 hour drive away.
We checked in a hotel near the airport to crash for the night and only got to our beds at almost 2am.

13 Jan: Tour of New Delhi and road trip to Agra

Woke up at 7am to have breakfast and we went on our way to visit Qutub Minar.

I remember walking around in awe as these structures and buildings were massive. How did people build all these without that kind of equipment that we have now?

It was a good thing we went early as there wasn’t much of a crowd.

Next up was India Gate. Took this from the bus as we didn’t get down. We were running behind schedule and the crowd was just crazy!

Welcome sweets from Radisson Blu Agra.
So glad to be in a comfortable hotel after a long bus ride from New Delhi. I actually really liked this hotel.

Sent this video to my family to show them that I’ve reached the hotel. And yes they didn’t have separate beds so colleague and I had to share a bed.

After we settled down and unpacked, we were told to head down to the ballroom for dinner. They had some henna artists there and I couldn’t help myself. I love henna art!
All the artists were males much to our surprise. And their drawing skills were so good.

End product!

We had our conference the next day and the presentations ended at about 5pm.

We also had our gala dinner after the conference ended. There were performances - mainly dance and I loved the emcee! She was so engaging and definitely knew how to keep the audience entertained. (Sorry no photo of her cause I was trying to get the server’s attention most of the time)

Us before dinner

GOBI MUCHURIAN MA LOVE. Basically fried cauliflower. So damn good.

Day 33

Saturday, 2 Feb 2019

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