India: Day 3 (Part 3)

May 10, 2010

Before I entered the Taj Mahal I took a look at the grounds from a different angle.  I think no matter where you stand it is impossible to not be impressed.  However, the thing that impressed me most were the details; everything from the patterns in the marble to the landscaped lawn were so well thought out and just, for a lack of a better word, perfect!

Oh, and I was asked to have my photo taken yet again.  Of course, I could not say no to these two.

I was all set to spend the next hour wandering inside of the Taj Mahal, however I quickly discovered that the majority of it was closed off and because the lighting was so poor I was unable to take any decent photos.  Thus, before I even realized I was inside of it, I was back outside — taking more photos with strangers.

I even received a marriage proposal!  I joked around with the guy that asked my hand in marriage, but I am not sure if he understood what I was saying?  In Morocco, I was offered 10,000 camels and in Bolivia I was offered 20,000 llamas.  So, I asked him what he willing to offer me.  Would it be 30,000 elephants?  Or how about a pink palace (since it is my favorite color) that was even more beautiful than the Taj Mahal?  He eventually just walked away shaking his head.

Before leaving, I took a couple of more photos and videos of the magnificent grounds.

I gazed adoringly at the Taj Mahal one last time and I was filled with a rush of emotion that can best be described as pure contentment.  I knew in that moment that I was on the right path in life.  Knowing that I was following the “road less traveled” filled my heart with joy and further encouraged me to continue to bravely forge my own unique path.  As I departed, I was leaving a trail of happiness behind me.

Now how was I possibly going to celebrate this spectacular day I had in the evening?

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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14 thoughts on “India: Day 3 (Part 3)

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  2. Lauralei Rodriguez

    Love your Adventures 🙂 relax and breath, its just a proposal, i heard girls get asked all the time:)

  3. Adam

    Awesome pics. Some of our pictures of the Indian women in their colorful saris are some of our faves as well. They look great against the white of the Taj, too.

  4. Emily

    I just stopped by thinking it was strange that you hadn’t posted any more about India – and clearly my RSS is broken because you’ve got lots more posts and pictures up. The photos are amazing. You’re making me want to run away to India!

  5. Akila

    Beautiful pictures. It’s funny that so many people got pictures with you. Nobody tried to take pictures with my husband but maybe it’s because he’s a white guy with brown hair and you’re a white girl with blonde hair?

  6. Agnes

    Oh my!! Andi, your favorite photo is my favorite too!! Look at all those saris, so so so pretty!!!!
    I am subscribed to you via RSS (google reader) but for some reason I have not been getting your updates — so glad I came here to check!!


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