Incredibly Infuriating Indian Fun

At India's largest Mosque in Delhi

Hey! Well we are here! and boy oh boy… does nothing prepare you for this place! Its hot, humid, smiley, smelly, friendly and furiously mad.

We are now in Agra where the pace of life has slowed down somewhat… Delhi was a different matter all together. Talk about a learning curve.

Delhi is smelly! We spent day one avoiding being conned (just about) it took 2 hours to get to the correct place to get tickets for a train! Then we got lost in the land of no tourists and ate some seriously good street food… had chai in the backstreets and a vegetarian feast in the evening. Our hotel might have been a little above our budget level…. but it was worth it for a cool place with helpful staff.

We did quite a bit of sightseeing, in between dodging the dodgiest traffic in the world…. we know the knack….. be fearless, close your eyes and listen for the beeps!

Here we are at the Red Fort… where sadly the famous light and sound show was not working…

At Humayun's Tomb... shadow lifting

Andy gets very distracted by Indian welding!

We have made some friends who we will be having dinner with tonight on a rooftop in Agra…. and tomorrow we are off to the Taj for Andy’s birthday…. which will be surreal and fantastic….

Love to all and keep in touch…. you can comment on all our posts here but if you want to private message – use bannisto@hotmail.com or andy.bitsandbolts@live.co.uk

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Steve n Jude
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 18:31:58

    Hi Rach n Andy,
    glad you got there safe, it sounds sad but I did track your plane as far as the Black Sea, it then disappeared.
    Love the blogs and the pics, keep them coming.

    Love Steve n Jude
    xxx
    P.S. Happy birthday Andy, hope it’s a good one.

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  2. Jude
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 18:58:30

    hey, you 2 having fun already….. keep the photo’s and bloggs coming (not like our Mark eh). happy birthday Andy i’m sure it will be a very special one and certainly one to remember. love to u both S&J xxx

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  3. anna petchio
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 19:13:50

    Hey Travelling Bums, Check you out!!!! We miss you already
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  4. big sis
    Sep 19, 2010 @ 10:06:12

    Hey little brov, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! i love the blog, i bet you cant believe your there , it looks amazing im sooooo jealous!!!!!! Are you at the Taj for your birthday ??????? have an amazing time, i hope you get this message..

    love to you both xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • bannisto
      Sep 21, 2010 @ 11:01:08

      Hello, the Taj is awsome. It looks just like a painting when you walk up to it. So far we’ve managed to ramble our wat through Agra for 4 days. Had problems booking earlier train ticket so had to catch a later one. We both has a great Sunday. Nice birthday. Miss you too. Hope mum and dad are ok too and not worrying.

      love xxxx

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  5. Shell
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 11:44:14

    Good to see you arrived safe kids and Happy Birthday Andy – keep up the blogs and lovely to see the photos, a very welcome distraction from the office 🙂

    Shell, Matt and Lloyd (requesting some Indian cat photos please) xxxxxxx

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  6. Jude
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 13:23:43

    don’t know if i want to hear any stories about cats….. there must be a reason why you’ve only spotted one to date 😦 Jxx

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  7. Katie
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 20:50:50

    Hey Rach and Andy x

    loving Reading the blog Harry always asks me to read it to him he says it’s a cool adventure and tells all the kids at school what your up to lol
    keep safe and have fun x x
    Katie,Mark,Harry & Phebe x x x

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