Arun had plans to go to Delhi on business, and I was excited to tag along and see the Taj. However, on Tuesday he got word that his trip was pushed to the following week. I really wanted to go anyway and was planning on catching a flight on my own out on Thurs morning to see the Taj at sunrise on Fri. Well, that plan also got crushed when I found out the Taj is closed on Fridays (remember this if you ever visit!!) As I was taking a second to feel sorry for myself, Lydia took pity on me and came up with a wild plan: we ran home, packed our bags, headed to the airport and found the next flight to Delhi that night. Since she knows the language, she decided to join me. 5 hours after leaving the house we were in Delhi, staying at a posh hotel thanks to Dream-Ality’s Starwood Preferred Guest points. I haven’t seen the other hotels in Delhi, but I absolutely recommend the ITC Maurya Sheraton. It’s gorgeous, has every amenity including a nice pool, and is also a little cheaper than the Le Meridien. It’s also in a safe part of town because all the embassies are closeby (knock on wood.) Once we got in. Lydia made some calls at 1am and by morning we had set up a private car to take us there. She’s so great! I’m so glad she decided to come with me, thanks Lydia! So here we are, 8 hours later after we landed in Delhi, heading to Agra. Bollywood music is playing on the radio, the sun is shining, and we have a yummy hotel breakfast in our bellies: I am one happy NRI. More on Agra later!

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