Monday, December 28, 2009

Back on the Road: Agra to Jaipur

Having gotten into the early-to-rise rhythm with our previous day's dawn visit to the Taj Mahal, we had the bikes packed and out in the street in front of the Shanti Lodge by 8AM.  We got the sense that cycling out of Agra wouldn't be quite the death match that Delhi was, so we decided to try riding out of town on our own.

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Day in Agra: Visiting the Taj & Agra Fort

We successfully extracted ourselves from the Shanti Lodge by 6:30AM, and after an excellent breakfast at the nearby Joney's restaurant-cum-hole-in-the-wall, we were already queued up for the 750 Rs tickets with a considerable collection of foreign and domestic tourists when the Taj Mahal gates opened at 7.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

First day on the road: Delhi to Agra

As promised by Anand, our shuttle driver was waiting for us outside the Eleven B&B 5 minutes ahead of our planned 9AM departure.  Bikes and bags stowed in the back of a nice Honda SUV, we dodged and weaved through Delhi rush-hour traffic south along the Mathura Rd towards Agra, our next major destination.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dilly-Dallying in Delhi

We arrived at Indira Gandhi International after two long but reasonably comfortable flights full of Indian families - 19 hours in all - and a smooth transfer at Newark.  The flawless logistics continued with the prompt and intact arrival of our two bike boxes

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bye Bye Boulder

Well, it looks like we're successfully gonna get the hell out of Dodge.  The bikes are in shipping boxes deep in the bowels of DIA somewhere and we've got our passports and boarding passes. What could go wrong now?