Hotel Shiraz Regency
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... smell of spices and the red dirt that is everywhere, you often know what area is coming up depending on the smells which drift your way as you walk along, although often we are surprised as the chai stalls are everywhere and the smell of chai is in the air always, I think this just adds to the mystery which is India, you never really know what is around the corner but you can almost always assume it is at least a good cup of ...
... be here now, you could not for one moment imagine the massacre that took place here in 1984. Over 2000 people (Sikhs and visitors) were killed by the Indian Army under direct orders from Indira Gandhi (Gandhi's daughter and the them Prime Minister of India) in an attempt to take the temple from the Sikhs.
The Golden Temple was very memorable and definitely worth the visit.
(you can see our diary for the other places separately)
... 1919 because the Brits had banned public gatherings and the people were defying this order to celebrate a religious festival. On hearing about this back in England Churchill referred to it as a disgusting act, which of course it was. In the end karma prevailed as brigadier O'Dwyer was shot in England in 1940 by someone who witnessed the massacre and had made it his mission to seek out and kill the man responsible. He was later hanged. One stupid decision, ...
... 8230; sweat…sweat and more sweating! No airco, fridge or fan there to help out. Low-budget travelling has its downsides ;-) Parked next to me in a 'normal but amazing’ landrover are Elodie and Matteo. They are also aiming for the same visas…Iran and Pakistan. Top notch moral support and practical info sharing. I go for the Iran visa first… running around Delhi for fingerprints! And money deposit, but 2,5 weeks later the proud owner of ...
... to lose the will to live, a new guest, an American now living in Japan, comes into reception to checkin. I allow him to go first while I ponder the rather limited options. Then I overhear the American say he has just arrived from Bikaner! I ask him how he got here. The overnight bus. A sleeper. It was great. He gives me his bus ticker since he no longer needs it. Once he is processed, I ask my guy to call the number on the ticket for me. He does, and the bus does indeed depart ...