I'm completely exhausted after a long day of shopping. Last night after work I went with Parveen and her cousin to Charminar to shop for bangles for my saree for the wedding. We went through the Laad Bazaar and looked at tons of jewelry and finally ended up at a place with glass bangles where they took my saree blouses and created custom sets of glass bangles. Parveen’s cousin, who is a master negotiator, got me an entire set for 150 rupees. We also had to get a petticoat for my saree, which turned into a small adventure.
The car dropped us off at the edge of a small street (in the old city the streets are narrow like in
Today I went shopping with Anja and another girl from the
I've been here a month already and I can't believe I've only traveled once. I need to get on the ball before all my time here passes and I haven't even seen the Taj Mahal. I definitely need to travel next weekend - hopefully to Kerala so that I can get there before the monsoons. I'm debating whether to wait to go to the Taj Mahal until monsoon season because I think I could get some very dramatic pictures if I time it right with the storms in the background. It should also be cooler during monsoon season with fewer tourists, but if it rains the whole time then it could be ruined – decisions, decisions. The only other trip that I must take before I go home is to