I wished I had a blog when Garandee and I went on our crazy backpacking trips a few years back. Now that I have Balut & Natto, I’m glad that I can finally share our old photos and zany stories. Hopefully this will be a good break from our usual conversations and add a little variety to my blog.
Series One: Do & Dee’s quest to check if the Taj Mahal was really made of marble.
At 6:00am we were up and getting ready for the long trip to Agra!
We carried our backpacks wherever we went. I’m a very light packer so 50% of my backpack was conveniently allocated for Garandee’s cosmetics, curlers, dresses, toiletries, etc. Not bad for a mobile dresser.
This was the scene just outside our hotel at the Main Bazaar in New Delhi. A mecca for backpackers, it’s one of the busiest streets in the city. You’ll spend most of your time dodging cows, rickshaws, travel agents, and cow poo.
As people were scurrying off to work, Garando and Garandee were hustling to make it to Agra before lunch!
Garandee: “Chop chop Garando!!! Ay naku…”
Garando: “Heavy po….puff puff…. I hope I won’t get hernia from all this weight.”
Then we finally hit the highway! As expected, the view was awesome… it felt so… “National Geographic”.
One of the best things about road trips are the stopovers. This was one of the coolest restaurants we passed en route to Agra. The food was excellent, and it gave us a chance to grab some souvenirs and change into more comfortable clothes.
Garandee: "Garando, where's our ride? It's gone missing..."
continue to part two...
Yikes! We're marooned!