November 12th, 2005 – by: portia
We got up at 3am! to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant which was opened for us earlier birds. Sang happy birthday to an unnamed member of our group, had the birthday cake, and headed to the airport. We arrived back in Taipei in the early evening.
Will I return? Was it a good trip? Why did I go to India in the first place?
There are many places on earth which I like to visit ahead of India. The only reason why this trip happened was due to my friends going at the same time, and we had a knowledgable group leader who has been going to India for several years. I certainly would not have gone by myself. This was an interesting trip, and I got to see the Taj Mahal (it does have an eternal beauty) and take some pictures. I probably won't be making the trip again, although there are great historic and cultural places elsewhere in India to see, India is just not my idea of a vacation destination. I can understand why buddhism was born in India, there was probably just as much suffering of the poor folks today as there were 6 centuries BC, except there are a lot more people today!