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Travel Blogs from Amritsar
... out as well. I had to opt for a 16 hour bus journey so made sure I got the most comfortable option possible - an air conditioned sleeper. That evening I returned to the temple to see it at night time all lit up which was far more spectacular and sat by the lake listening to the evening prayers.
On my last day we had to check out at 12pm and our bus wasn't until 6pm so were at a bit of a loss what to do. I found an Internet cafe where I had a message from ...
Both got up at 8am as we had to finish our packing. Once we got that out of the way, we had some breakfast and got ourselves ready to make a move. We even had to get a new bag in order to put all our new souvenirs in as we would never be able to fit them all into our bags! When we had finally got all that done we said our goodbyes to the group as we would not be returning to Jaipur. We had already arranged to meet up with Ruth in Delhi when we get there ...
My sore throat developed into a full scale head cold, so lots of sleep the last couple of days in Delhi. I met up with the group last night - we have only 8 passengers and 2 drivers, so lots of room in the truck, which was good news.
We rolled out of Delhi early this morning in the dark and out onto the highway by the time the sun was rising. The drive to Amritsar ...
for awhile with a recent peace corps “grad” and then headed toward the meeting
point for those who want to visit the Wagah border (between Pakistan and India)
for the border closing ceremony which Dana and I had both heard was an
essential stop to make. So we climbed in
the back of a truck with 8 other people and headed to the border. On the way there I was not having positive
thoughts as the other passengers ...
... on our trip. We went back to the Golden Temple on our own the next day to see a daytime perspective and also stopped off at Jallianwalla Bagh, the massacre sight where the British shot and killed over 1,500 Indians without warning, during a peaceful protest in 1919. You can still see some of the bullet holes in the walls. We are now enjoying a train journey back to Delhi, just finished a 5 course meal, even had some ice cream whilst watching Taken 2 on the ...