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Taj Mahal, WOO HOO!!!

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FINALLY!!!!! We got our tickets to Delhi, so that we can see the Taj :~)
So I'm here, sitting in my hotel room in Bangalore, India after just getting back from an AMAZING and ADVENTUROUS day trip up to Delhi and then onto Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. This was a CRAZY last minute decision...how last minute? How about "just going to the airport and buying our plane tickets to Dehli only 2 hours before the flight left," last minute, haha. But yeah, with only a couple days left here in India, and for the past 2 weeks we've only seen Bangalore, a few of us decided we couldn't leave India with out seeing the Taj. We never new when we would ever be back so we decided we just had to do it. So my friends Alex, Nadia, Esia and myself left our hotel here at 2:15am went to the airport, bought tickets for the 5:50am flight to Delhi (2 1/2 hour flight), and then had a driver waiting for us at the Delhi airport to take us on the 5 hour drive up to Agra.
WHAT!?! We're supposed to be in Delhi. Did we get on the wrong flight!?!
WHAT!?! Did we get on the wrong flight!?! And let me just say that drive was a CRAZY experience. Here's the run down. We left Delhi and on the way to Agra we see numerous cows, camels, herds of goats, and what ever else kind of farm animals you can think of just chillin on the side of the road. Then about an hour into the drive we witness an old man on a scooter fall of his bike and roll under an oncoming Tuk Tuk. Luckily the man had on a helmet and just got up, got back on his scooter and drove off, WHAT!?! Ok so then after that we almost get into 2, that's right 2 head-on collisions because some locals decided that wanted to drive the wrong way on the wrong side of the road. Luckily our driver Rahul had like some kind of crazy stunt driver skills, slams on the breaks (tires squealing) zigs & zags like we're in a car chase scene of a movie and saves all our lives from the oncoming morons!!!! THANK YOU RAHUL!!!! And that's not the worst of it folks.
A sign on the side of a truck
Driving from Delhi to Agra We actually witnessed (unfortunately) a dog EXPLODE directly in front of us. That's right it was horrible!!! So, this pore dog tries to cross the road, as Esia sees it from the front seat and says "Ah, puppy," just as a HUGE truck comes right by us and BOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!! The puppy was no more. It was HORRIBLE, and I had to look away the second I saw it happen. It was the most disgusting thing I had ever witnessed. But anyways, on a happier note after 5 hours we eventually made it to the Taj, YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! We spent about 4 hours marveling at this amazingly beautiful "Wonder of the World." Photos and videos just can NOT do it justice. I never imagined I would ever be standing right in front of this massive achievement in architecture but there I was actually getting to touch it. It was INCREDIBLE!!!!!
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FINALLY!!!!! We got our tickets to…
FINALLY!!!!! We got our tickets t…
WHAT!?! Were supposed to be in De…
WHAT!?! We're supposed to be in D…
A sign on the side of a truck
A sign on the side of a truck
In the car our the way to Agra (5 …
In the car our the way to Agra (5…
COWS!!!
COWS!!!
Were like a family, haha :~)
We're like a family, haha :~)
GOATS!!!!
GOATS!!!!
CAMEL!!!!!
CAMEL!!!!!
Walking into the Taj Mahal complex
Walking into the Taj Mahal complex
I loved the architecture
I loved the architecture
And the colors
And the colors
Looking back at the entrance
Looking back at the entrance
Just a bit further and through thi…
Just a bit further and through th…
There she is
There she is
It was a crazy trip......
It was a crazy trip......
......and you wouldnt believe the…
......and you wouldn't believe th…
.....but its all worth it, becaus…
.....but it's all worth it, becau…
...... but, WE MADE IT TO THE TAJ …
...... but, WE MADE IT TO THE TAJ…
I cant believe Im actually here
I can't believe I'm actually here
The Taj gang :~)
The Taj gang :~)
Haha, I had to.
Haha, I had to.
more COWS!!!!
more COWS!!!!
Alex & I
Alex & I
We made it!!! (our High School Mus…
We made it!!! (our High School Mu…
The 4 of us with our AMAZING drive…
The 4 of us with our AMAZING driv…
Me & some cows
Me & some cows
One of the mosques in the Taj comp…
One of the mosques in the Taj com…
No shoes allowed on the marble, so…
No shoes allowed on the marble, s…
The other Mosque
The other Mosque
Looking up toward to HUGE arch ent…
Looking up toward to HUGE arch en…
The incredible marble inlay
The incredible marble inlay
The beautiful carvings on the Taj
The beautiful carvings on the Taj
Im cant believe Im actually tou…
I'm can't believe I'm actually to…
The sun is starting to set
The sun is starting to set
Alex teaching a local kid how to d…
Alex teaching a local kid how to …
Looking out toward the river behin…
Looking out toward the river behi…
I love this photo :~)
I love this photo :~)
My wanna-be model photo, haha
My wanna-be model photo, haha
As the sun sets it gives the white…
As the sun sets it gives the whit…
Such an amazing color
Such an amazing color
Roommate photo!!! :~)
Roommate photo!!! :~)
A picture I have been wanting for …
A picture I have been wanting for…
The reflecting pond :~)
The reflecting pond :~)
One last photo of the Taj through …
One last photo of the Taj through…
What an AMAZING day!!!!
What an AMAZING day!!!!
Leaving the complex
Leaving the complex
Alex talking to some of the local …
Alex talking to some of the local…
Agra Fort.  Unfortunately it was c…
Agra Fort. Unfortunately it was …
Back at the Delhi airport after an…
Back at the Delhi airport after a…
Well, what do you expect?  Its 3:…
Well, what do you expect? It's 3…
Esias looking a bit tired.  How m…
Esia's looking a bit tired. How …
Oop, I guess thats your answer...…
Oop, I guess that's your answer..…
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