Hotel Le Golden
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... as we went through the last checkpoint (for VIPs and foreigners) we came out on to a road with two ranks of concrete steps rising up on either side. VIPs were ushered to the left by the border gate itself so they literally had a front row view of proceedings and us Johnny foreigners were in the next stand. All the Indians were behind us and further back into a third stand with hardly ...
... patriotic music before they took it in turns to run to the Pakistan border line waving large indian flags. I couldn't help but notice they only allowed women to do this, which was surely meant as a subtle **** you to Pakistans gender inequality. On the other side, after their M.C, a couple Pakistanis twirled around with even larger flags. A special mention here should go to the one who only had one leg. The difference between the two sides was stark. On the Pakistan side, ...
... for the train station once again, we decided to have lunch in the Langar (or the Temple kitchen). In hindsight, missing this experience would have been absolutely criminal. The kitchens feed up to 100,000 devotees and tourists a day! Everything is run on donations and volunteers cook and serve all the food in huge dining halls and wash up all the dishes too. It was incredible to witness the scale of the operation. An awesome end to our first trip away!
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... of the huge badly moulded mouths of mythical beasts and taking holy water from a giant plastic udder hanging from the ceiling. I bet you'd get more young'uns in church if they had to scramble over cargo nets and up the travelator from gladiators to receive their blessing.
Back for my bags from a thankfully unlocked dorm room and I was ready to go to Nepal. Only the small matter of a 10 hour train ride, a 2 hour taxi ride and 2 planes to contend with. The train was very late, ...
We have a train to catch this morning! Our destination, Amristar in the state of Punjab. A 32hour train ride, joy! Just as we are about to leave, the first misfortune occurs. Emma's new harem pants with little elephants on that she bought on Elephanta have split down the ******. A big gaping hole. The bags are closed and locked, ready to go and we need to be leaving NOW. No time for a change, as long as she doesn't ...