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Frustrated plans

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We planned to get ton the 6:15 am train from Delhi to Agra and spend no time in Delhi on arrival.

We arrived at the station at 5:50am and were told we needed to buy tickets at the froeigners counter upstarir which only opens at 8am.

Upstairs a very friendly individual offers to show us where to get the tickets from. He lead us a "Dept. of Tourism India govenrment office" accross the road from the station.

The man behind the desk tell us the train is fully booked but of course he has a solution to our problems. He can provide us with a government authorized taxiwith air con for US$100 (the train would cost R282,a round A$7).

You got it right... we were being conned... It was too late. We had already missed the train.

We go back to the station and several guys try to lead us somewhere else. One guy is really pushy and shows a badly faked ID of some sort. As we try to keep moving he moves as he is about to hold Tina by the arm. He didn't - that would've been a BIG BIG mistake...

8:30, the foreigners office is open but we still go back an forth between office and several counbters until someone gives us all information we need to buy tickets.

Ticket booked to 5:40 pm; we have to spend the day in Delhi.

Posted by Raflima 03:40 Archived in India

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