Alvaro Rojas en Travel Bloggers & Writers (English), beBee in English, Travel West Coast Manager • Casalbor LLC 9/7/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 2,2K

1 Minute Adventures: Short adventures for Busy Bees!

The Taj Mahal

1 Minute Adventures: Short adventures for Busy Bees!

"I'm Late!"

Lately when I look around me all I see are rabbits, and they're all late. Most of them don't know for what, or where they're going, but "They're late!"

We don't usually get to know the context behind photographs, and I believe it really enhances the experience. But time is getting more and more expensive these days. I promise these 1 minute adventures will be short and to the point, for all of us busy people with short attention spans!


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The Taj Mahal

08:00 - Wake up at Radisson Hotel in the heart of New Delhi. Shower. Breakfast. Pack bags.

Mission: 11:00 train to Aggra and back to see Taj Mahal.

08:30 - Meet Rajesh, Tuk tuk driver #1. Drive around - see Red Temple, City centre etc. Crowded. Noisy. Busy. Magic.

10:45 - Drop off at Train Station. Intercepted by guard. No entry without tickets. No tickets left. Redirects us to tourism office.

1 Minute Adventures: Short adventures for Busy Bees!

10:50 - Tuk tuk #2 to Tourism office

11:00 - Tourist office wants to charge us $500 for a ticket to Aggra. It's a scam! Shoutout to rest of backpackers. Race to tuk-tuk #3. Back to station

11:05 - Tuk tuk #3 driver also a scammer. Drops us at wrong train station. Leave tuk tuk #3. Run!!

11:10 - Get to station. Cross Railroad. Avoid cow. Jump on moving train.

11:15 - Relief! Three hour train ride to Aggra. Third class. Crammed. Blind bookseller, buy Paulo Coelho. See poorest side of India. Humbling. Beautiful memory.

1 Minute Adventures: Short adventures for Busy Bees!

14:00 - Arive at aggra. Tuk-tuk #4. Wasn't expecting camels. Long queue...

15:00 - Wow. Taj bigger than expected. Breathtaking. Majestic.

1 Minute Adventures: Short adventures for Busy Bees!

1 Minute Adventures: Short adventures for Busy Bees!

1 Minute Adventures: Short adventures for Busy Bees!

16:00 - Leave Taj. Audioguide broken. Scam. Manage to get money back. Win.

17:00 - Drive around Aggra. Meet marble workers, invite us for dinner. Naan bread. One drink. Two drinks. Miss train back.

1 Minute Adventures: Short adventures for Busy Bees!

19:00 - Find bus. Haggling. More haggling. Sit on bus. Crammed. Try to get robbed. Hold bags tight.

02:00 - 7 hours. Cramps. Sweat. Smell. No hotel.

02:00 - Tuk-tuk#5. Back to Radisson. Bed! Happy :)

1 Minute Adventures: Short adventures for Busy Bees!


Dean Owen 18/11/2016 · #15

Shared this hilarious trip on:
https://www.facebook.com/CafebeBee

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Vincent Andrew 12/7/2016 · #14

Breathtaking! Brilliant photos @Alvaro Rojas!

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Alan Geller 12/7/2016 · #13

"08:00 - Wake up at Radisson Hotel in the heart of New Delhi. Shower. Breakfast. Pack bags." Where's the picture of breakfast? :-) Great photos and highly creative @Alvaro Rojas sir!

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Don 🐝 Kerr 12/7/2016 · #12

I am exhausted. Great allegory for how many of us progress through life - not so many cows of course. Thanks for this @Alvaro Rojas. Your photos are superb!

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Alvaro Rojas 11/7/2016 · #11

#4 Cows were definitely present during this whole journey :D Thanks Dean!

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Alvaro Rojas 11/7/2016 · #10

#5 Love you more!

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Alvaro Rojas 11/7/2016 · #9

#6 Thank you very much Anees, glad you could relate to it

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Alvaro Rojas 11/7/2016 · #8

#7 Ha! Busy bee.. thank you Ken!

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