Why to be Rude at Fatehpur Sikri ?
On the 2nd day of our trip trough India we learned the hard way that in order to get a message trough, one has to be plainly rude once in a while. Howcome?… well simply due to the fact that wherever you come in India, there’s immediately all kinds of people posing as “guide’s” who are trying to push their “services” on to you. At this time we still had to learn how to get rid of such people. When arriving at Fatehpur Sikri, a very beautiful ancient site between Delhi and Agra, all traffic is being shown to a parking lot from where busses take the visitor to the site. And just there it starts. People walking after you saying that they are employed by the site in order to show you around. And they are really persistent !! After some twenty times telling such person that we did not want any guide and wanted to be left alone i just told him to “fuck off” which finally he appeared to understand. Only to be followed by the next one. By that time the first one had allready managed to get us off the bus, going into the certainly beautiful Mosque, dating back to the 16th century, with as result that we never saw the even more beautiful deserted city itself.