Fri. Oct. 10, 2003 - Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
This great tomb stands as a reminder of the great Mughal civilization, which has left today's India dotted with crumbling monuments of past grandeur. The tomb sits amid a 30-acre garden, which you pay to enter. This was my first encounter with the aggressive beggars on the streets of Delhi, who beckon tourists into guided tours, then demand payment for their services. I immediately learned to be firm: "I want to see the tomb on my own. Please go speak to someone else." I repeated this time and again.