Hotel CJ International
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We arrived Amritsar on the 15th of December at about 8am after a 14 hours ride from Manali. We were dead tired but couldn't check in till 11am as the hotel we booked were fully occupied. So we decided to have breakfast and hang around the Golden Temple complex till we could get our room ready.
The legendary Golden Temple is actually just …
... more visitors than the Taj Mahal. Over 100,000 visit the shrine daily for worship. It is open to all people with no discrimination on any grounds. Shoes have to be removed before entering the Temple & you have to walk through a small pool of water to wash your feet. Every person must wear a head covering. The Temple runs one of the largest free kitchens in the world, known as a langar, serving an average of 100,000 people daily. The langar welcomes ...
... having any objections to this, I sat on the only available bunk left. Two minutes later though another backpacker climbed on to the carriage and asked me, in her Hong Kong accent, why I was on her bunk. Apologising, I went back to my designated bunk. Sorry mate, I'm not sleeping on the floor so this is mine I'm afraid. Somehow, this was my first sleeper train journey of the entire trip. Seeing as nearly all my journeys had been under six hours or so, I'd had no real need ...
... who witnessed the atrocity, avenged the killings of 1300+ of his countrymen by shooting Micheal O'Dwyer four times in the chest, killing him instantly. He had travelled from South Africa to London to complete the assassination on April 13th (the actual anniversary) 1940. Udham Singh was hanged for this act at Pentoville jail, London and was thus hailed as a martyr by the Sikh community. Back to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon, taking stock, writing blogs and a bit of retail therapy for Mrs ...
... with Jessie as we waited for our food to arrive, I knew it wasn't going to well when due to the unusual collection of pieces we had found my American friend had to ask "wait, is that one your queen or a pawn?". I imagine there can't be more than 3 or 4 times in my life that I will be saved by a bowl of pasta, but I used up one of those lives at that moment when my food arrived, Jessie agreeing to my look of shall we pack this in, and sweeping the board to one side. This flurry of ...