Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Visit India and the Taj Mahal

If you love nature, I would urge you to cross the Sahara Desert, or go down to parts of South America. If you love man-made objects, everybody should see the Taj Mahal, most have only seen pictures of the Taj Mahal. I’ve been there a few times, and every time I walk in I’m stunned at how magnificent it is. We should not allow people to take pictures of the Taj Mahal because they cannot do justice to how beautiful and how exciting it is. It’s like the Terra Cotta Warriors out in Xi’an. Now, I’ve seen pictures of it a thousand times, but none of those pictures can do any justice to the shock of when you walk in there, you say “oh my gosh, how could this be?” It really depends on what you’re interested in. Everybody should see the Grand Canyon. It’s stunning, magnificent. Iguazu Falls in South America is a magnificent waterfall. Or Victoria, the one in Zimbabwe… fabulous waterfalls. Depends on what you’re interested in more than anything else. If you can only visit one country in your life, I would urge you, Tom, to go to India. It’s got a combination of man-made and natural sites like no other country in the world, it’s got a breadth and depth of culture like no other country in the world. The languages, the traditions, the food. I mean it’s a constant sensory feast walking down the street, driving down the street. It’s an astonishing place to visit. So if you go to one country, I would urge you to go to India.

Jim Rogers is a bestselling author, financial commentator and successful international investor. Rogers was a co-founder of the Quantum Fund (considered to be the first truly international fund of its kind) and is the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).

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