Disclaimer: Due to the number of comments that have been received it has been felt necessary to clarify that this trip is in no way based on "The Long Way Round" which the authors of the trip were not aware and nor was it first broadcast of at the time at which this trip was drunkenly conceived. The authors of this trip would like to distinguish their intended trip from the journey undertaken in "The Long Way Round" in that unlike Charlie Borman and Ewan McGregor they are not experienced riders (they have both only been riding motorbikes for just over one year), they are not receiving sponsorship and they will not have a support crew with them at any point on the journey. Just to avoid any further confusion it has been thought that it would be helpful to point out that Tom Horovitch and Peter Caley are both fictional characters and are not famous film stars.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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A camal stands across theYamuna river from the Taj Mahal.
(underlined text is a hyper-link to Wikipedia)

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The Taj Mahal - one of the classic views of the monument which was built as a mausoleum for the favourite wife of the Mughal Emperor Shāh Jahān. We arrived at 6am to see the sun rise and to get some pictures before the crowds built up.

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Us outside the Taj Mahal. Have you seen enough picture of it yet?!

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Whilst in Agra, as well as the Taj Mahal, we visited a number of the other famous sites including Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, which is sometimes called the baby Taj, Agra Fort (which we saw from the outside only) and we took a trip out to Fatehpur Sikri (pictured) which is a whole town built by the Mughal emperor Akbar only to be abandoned shortly after completion due to a lack of water in the area!

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We traveled to Agra by train with Laurent and Anders. Laurent is pictured here outside Fatelpur Sikri petting puppies (a favourite past-time of his - he also pets sacred cows and goats). We will be leaving Laurent and Anders behind in Delhi as they need to wait for parts and repairs to be performed on their bikes. We hope to see them again in the south of the country over the Christmas period.
Entry by Tom


At Sat Nov 25, 12:18:00 pm GMT, Blogger JD said...

WOW! Nice pictures.

By the way as an avid biker in the USA for 20 plus years I just got to tell you. You guys are nuts!

Yet, I admire your sense of adventure!

Good luck and God speed...

At Sat Nov 25, 12:28:00 pm GMT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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