Friday, July 20, 2007

Drive to Jaipur

This morning began with a drive from Agra to the old Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri. It really is beautiful. An enormous fort city with big palaces and gorgeous architecture. Unfortunately after the city was abandoned (due to the shortage of water) most of the precious stones, rugs, curtains, and murals were either stolen or destroyed. However, it was one of those places that you can close your eyes and imagine how magnifiicent it was at its height.
After that, we drove a very long 202 km to the"Pink City," Jaipur. I am staying at a former Rajasthan palace which is quite lovely. It's set back off the busy (read, noisy) street which is like a peaceful oasis. I have the rest of the day at leisure and then tomorrow it's a full day of city tour and market shopping.
No internet access in the room, so no pics. :( However, my plans have changed slightly and I will be coming back to the U.S. on Sunday night, arriving in Newark Monday morning. I'm happy to be in Jaipur, but very happy to be coming home.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear all about it, hopefully at YAC's. You and St. Liz will have to take turns sharing stories.

Mrs. Dell

St. Izzy said...

We ate dinner at Jaipur.

OK... It was a restaurant named Jaipur, but it wasn't on the North American continent. Does that count?

Have a safe trip back.