Made it to Agra yesterday - got a hotel with a rooftop view of the Taj Mahal! Yestrday was pretty misty but we went and saw a few ofAgra's other sights and went to a park on the other side of the river, behind the Taj. The view wasn't as good as it could of been due to the mist and clouds, but still amazing.We had a pretty cool rickhaw driver that took us around as well. He took us somewhere where we culd see marble work being done, brought us tea, and even came for dinner with us - and kept trying to give us vodlka or rum!
This morning we woke up and it was sunny! after breakfast we decided that we should go and see the Taj Mahal while the weather was good, we we paid the excessively expensive entrance fee and went in. Its very impressive up close - not pure white like you might think - it actulaly has lots of inlaid flowers made up of presious stones. Wasn't as busy as it could of been, we even got photos on the bench (although not a very good one together - Indians aren't very good as using digital cameras!)
Hopefully we'll be off to Varanasi tomorrow night - we're currently on the train waiting list...