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Throw Back Week – October Break 2015 in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur, India

This has been a long wait trip. I have been wanting to go to India since our first posting in China (2006-2009) but hubby wasn’t keen on the idea. I kept bugging and thought that I might have to go on my own (most likely with a group of photographers) when all of a sudden I heard “How about we go to see the Taj Mahal on our next vacation?” (thank you to whoever mentioned their trip at the office 🙄)

Turned out that it was one of his favorite trip ever. (Moral of the story: always listen to wifey 😜)

There are a few places that will stay with you and seeing the Taj Mahal with your own eyes is one of them (walking on the Great Wall of China is another one for me and I’m thinking Petra in Jordan is probably another one that I would like to experience).

We cannot say we visited india (just like you cannot say you’ve visited China by just going to Beijing, they are such vast and diverse countries ) but we did Old Delhi and New Delhi, Agra with the Taj and the red Fort and Jaipur with Amber Fort. The typical triangle visited by most when they are in this part of India.

The highlights were that the perfect timing of our trip allowed us to visit the Taj at night (only around the full moon -two days prior, the day of and two days after- for 4 hours per day with a limited number of people (50 people) by batch of 30 minutes. So only 400 people per day or around 2000 per month.) and having my picture taken by an old street photographer with its box camera and he knew my friend Lucas who did a documentary about those camera box. #SmallWorldAgain

Incredible India indeed. All the photos here: https://atotaltaitaitale.tumblr.com/tagged/c%26jIndia/chrono

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Just an reminder: Inspired by the Throw Back Thursday of our summer vacation I did in July and August and since we cannot travel again during this October Break, I’ve decided to revisit the idea with a Throw Back Week of our trips around Asia during school vacation for the past 6 years. It’s not because we cannot physically travel that we cannot at least escape in our head.  Enjoy the others it’s a chance to discover old postings 😉

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