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India, Darjeeling II 

Darjeeling "Toy Train" a narrow gauge steam engine.

Stray dogs are every where in Asia sleeping under cars, in the middle of the road.

Snow Leopard at the Darjeeling zoo. The zoo has one of the worlds most successful breeding programs for the endangered snow leopard.

Happy Valley Tea Estate. Growing Darjeeling's famous black tea.

Boy jumping on train for a quick ride around the bend.

Monkey with little baby next to train tracks on route from Darjeeling to N.J.P.

Self portrait

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India, Darjeeling I 

Darjeeling city from the balcony of the TV tower hotel...cheap, about $2.25 per night and good restaurant.

Spice shop. Many locals have the shop keeper put together a small mix of spices for one meal.

The shop keeper cutting fish with a fixed blade in the middle of the little road side shop

Goat heads and a hook full of something for sale!

Get your veggies and hair cut within 1 foot.

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India, Dehli 

The traditional traveling ear cleaner working on Younis. Looked so unfun that I passed on my cleaning.

Qutb tower

Imam Zamim Tomb

Qutb arch

Lotus Temple

Humayuns Tomb

Anoop Hotel Dehli

Traditional Kashmir dinner with Mudasar & Younis. Lamb: shank, kabab, ball with yogurt, ball with red something and rice.
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India, Agra II 

Itmad-ud-daulah Tomb of Mirza Ghiyath Beg. One of my favorites!

Jaigurudev a Hari Krishna temple. Hari Krishna are vegan...do not eat meat, eggs and even onions. The donation box said to NOT donate if you eat meat or eggs...free visit! This picture is from the roof of the building.

Here is the basement under the amazing marble dome above. I was told that by this friendly guy with big thick glasses and enthusiastic smile that I should visit the basement "When you see it, I think you will want to dance with joy".
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India, Agra, Taj Mahal  
I was told that Agra newspaper reported a high temperature of 47 C (116 F) the day before I arrived..... I was also told the paper always reports one less degree "so people do not panic". So it may have been 118 F the day visited the Taj!! Not too many tourists...I wonder why? The Taj Mahal was built by one of the famed Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife. It took 23 years and the effort of over 20,000 workers to complete in 1653.


The entire inside and outside are decorated with inlayed marble.


The Taj Mahal Mosque.

Arch way of Mosque, note the huge beehive.


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