Just got back from my sightseeing. I hired a taxi for the day for 900 rs. is about £12 so not bad paying that for a whole 8 hours being driven wherever I want (and some places I wasn't too keen on going as the driver gets commission if he takes me to certain shops and restaurants and I buy something) but thats all part of it really. I visited a memorial, a tomb, a monument and a temple, not bad for one day eh?! Also today wasn't too full of strange experiences in comparison to yesterday although I did find people asking if I would be in their photos with their kids or just me but as I'm not camera shy here, I obliged as long as they returned the favour and took a pic on my camera of me so it was a good way for me to get a couple of photos of me actually at these places or you guys might not believe I'm actually here, having said that I still don't really believe I'm here either!
I did however have the strangest experience at the 'Lotus Temple' which I visited this afternoon. As I was about to walk down the steps to the visitors centre a man in uniform with a badge and clipboard stopped me, my immediate assumption was that I needed to give some details, passport etc. then he asked where I was from, a very frequent question, then he asked if went to cults academy! At this point I'm wondering how the hell he got hold of this information! It turns out, believe it or not, that he recognised me and he went to cults in the year below me, preeeety crazy stuff if you ask me. Under my big sunglasses and unshaven face (yes I haven't shaved since I left, I'll see how long I can keep it up for and go for the real backpacker look!), Nabil just thought I looked familiar from back home and gave it a shot at asking! He took me inside and gave me a very comprehensive tour of the visitor centre and told me all about the Baha'i faith and although I have only been away for a couple of days, was jolly good to speak to meet someone from back home for some banter :-) So yeh, it is a very small world!! Back at the hotel now, shattered and will chillax for a bit before venturing out to see where I will have my fourth Indian meal :-D Ps. Also tried my first Indian cigarette called a biddie, which is, I think, a small amount of tobacco rolled up with a eucalyptus leaf and bound with a piece of string, very aromatic in smell and taste, quite pleasant actually and will have to buy some to take away!