We talked and watched the Taj Mahal as the sun rose and it slowly came to life. It’s the most beautiful, majestic, breath-taking man-made structure I’ve ever seen. Even more impressive than Angkor Wat and Borubodour. As I saw it come to life, I realised I was missing a girlfriend to share that special moment with. Alone, it wasn’t quite as good, and certainly not as romantic.
Paula and I walked around the palace, marvelling at the sheer size of the marble structure. The sun rose more, bathing the now glistening Taj Mahal in a warm light. We hung around for over 3 hours. I probably could have stayed all day.
We had breakfast on a rooftop restaurant, and watched the monkeys causing mischief on people’s houses. Then, we strolled to Agra Fort, a huge, red-sandstone fort and palace. Had lunch and few beers in the afternoon sun. It had been a truly wonderful day. In the evening we went for dinner, then I went back to my hotel at 10pm, another early start ahead.