Bangalore was wonderful. I had a really enjoyable time with my hosts and met some great people at the hostel and had an all around good time. Here are some photos from Bangalore:
|Bangalore Skyline...seen from Ladagh Botanical Garden|
|This little monkey sprung up on us! Along with several others!|
|The "Empire State Building" of Bangalore|
|Some Aussie friends and I may or may not have crashed an Indian wedding!|
Since yesterday was a travel day, I didn't do a whole lot. I'm staying with a friend and this morning, I got up and hitched a ride with her land lady to a nearby park for a 4 mile run. It was 91 degrees with 76% humidity and I thought I was going to die. I have never wanted to cut a run short so badly in my life and I'm so proud of myself that I didn't because today is Day 2 of Marine Corps Marathon training! (Yesterday was a Rest Day). So that's on my plate. On my way back from the park, I got lost and walked around for about an hour trying to find my way...oops. When I finally got back, I drank about 5 gallons of water and sat in front of the air conditioning for about 20 minutes. Then, I got up and started my day.
First, I went to go see Humayun's Tomb. Humayun was one of the great mughal emperor's of India. The Taj Mahal is said to be modeled slightly after the Tomb and it was absolutely beautiful.
|Close up of Humuyun's Tomb|
|This is an auto rickshaw...what I've been driving around in. In this particular instance, the one in front ran out of gas, so my driver decided to give him a push...with his foot...while still driving me around...for almost 20 minutes...|
|Ghandi's last steps leading to where he was assassinated.|
|Where Ghandi was assassinated.|
Hope everything's going well in the Western Hemisphere!
Wish me luck for another 4 miler tomorrow in Delhi!