19 Oct 13
Wow, it’s been a busy couple of days, even on the standards of the past few days! Here’s just a quick recap.
Thursday was spent exploring the shops of Pune, and worrying about the weight of our luggage! It was a very chilled day, allowing us to rest before the remainder of our tour. It ended with us enjoying a delicious feast of food from Maharashtra, the state Pune is in.
Friday was mostly spent reflecting on our time at Sangam and how we can use what we have discovered here back at home. This was concluded by a lovely closing ceremony, where we all got our Sangam pins. That evening, we caught a flight to Delhi, and checked into a slightly more luxurious hotel!
This morning we enjoyed learning about the history of Delhi and its sites, as well as about the concepts of the caste system and arranged marriages. Our tour guide even hosts a cooking show in Australia! We saw all the major sites, including Red Fort, India Gate and Raj Ghat, where Gandhi is buried. One of the highlights was a bike rickshaw ride through the back streets of Old Delhi, which is like another world. We have now driven to Agra. A few hours sleep and then off to see one of the wonders of the world!