Saturday, October 25, 2008

Look, Emily -- Monkeys!

Today was the big day of our trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Big day and long day. It is 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Delhi to Agra, so we rented a car and driver to take us there. He said it would be about 3 1/2 hours, but it ended up being more like 4 1/2. We actually got to see monkeys on the way! These guys on the side of the road ripped us off by making us pay for taking our own pictures of their monkeys.

Then the driver pulled over at a restaurant/gift shop/pit stop, where we found these monkeys in the parking lot. Nobody made us pay for these pictures! I took a package of Smarties out of my bag, and two monkeys came running before I could even open it. They knew they were going to get a treat. I wanted Reid to let the monkeys take the candy right from his hand, but he wouldn't even try. Something about being afraid of being bit (Andrew's friend, Beryl, warned us that the monkeys here are mean). So we just tossed the Smarties on the ground, and those monkeys grapped them and ate them up!

See the Smartie in his hand?


Diana said...

I didn't know Richard went on the trip with you.

Karen said...

They must be Richard's cousins!

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Emily said...

Monkey monkey monkey!!!! I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!