and I think I am correct on the counting of the days but will have to do the arithmetic. Starting with the 10th (which counts) and it is now the 28th. Ok? Have I missed something and it is the 20th day? No – that’s tomorrow.
And now back to the regular programming where I entertain you about taking a car hire ride with the four remaining members of my tour group. Rather than be totally foolish, we had asked our tour guide to arrange car and driver. The full day (including tip) was well under $40 all told. If given a choice, I know all of us would have preferred someone with a slightly more liberal attitude. For when we passed a huge contingent of what appeared to be high school and university students Walking For Hope (complete with signs asking for peace and charity) he goes off on a rant about how school is bad and exposes children to influences….. Which obviously aren’t his and might lead his kids to think? Disagree with him?
Might explain why huge parts of the Indian government have been at a standstill for days about five students and a slogan… Apparently it is sedition to speak out against the government. They called out armed guards, shut down the University, threw two of the students in jail. Perhaps it would be smart to learn from the US experience of the 60s and 70s? Or perhaps West Berlin in the 70s if learning from US mistakes is too odious.
Oh, sorry, regular programming…
First stop out the gate this morning was Hanuman Temple. Not the one in Wiki with peaked roofs and spires but the one near our first hotel which looks like a huge standing Monkey. It is a temple to Hanuman the Monkey God. I have gone through all my pictures and don’t have one taken at enough distance to really give you the full effect. After taking off your shoes, you enter by walking up his tongue and into his mouth.
From there we moved on to Akshardham. Here you will have to visit the web or Wiki. Absolutely no photos allowed. Seriously, they search everything and everyone. I had to even demonstrate that my watch could not take photos…
The final stop on our trip (not including lunch and a visit to a fancy high end place we were not expecting) was Humayun’s tomb. Here photos were allowed.
After saying good bye to everyone, I retreated to my room for the evening…..