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... not to return again. Yet several reasons pull me towards the West. I did consider a job offer and had other universe signs that seemed to indicate to stay, but knew West is where I really want to go at this moment. I say goodbye to India where I said hello 4,5 years ago: in Amritsar, at MsBhandari Guesthouse and of course the Golden Temple, a spiritual and beautiful place that definitely is worth a visit!
Now that is it clear that I can travel ...
It was back to the Golden Temple after a leisurely breakfast. The weather was cloudy, so it was nice to have been there last night as well.
After lunch, it was out to the Pakistan border for the craziness of the border ceremony. I had thought that maybe it was a nice gesture of international peace, but no such thing. Cheering crowds on both sides being whipped into nationalistic fervor by announcers, soldiers facing ...
we dropped her off at the airport back in Delhi and there we were: two peas in
a pod made for three. But we powered
on. In the morning we headed out for
Amritsar. I had heard in passing that it
was someone’s birthday related to the Sikh religion but didn’t realize the
magnitude. After a delayed flight that
allowed for the watching of two English movies, we arrived in the Sikh mecca to
be greeted by more people ...
... across the road and me pointing out that actually he was avoiding potholes. It was when I got into the passenger seat that I realised her complaints were probably valid: he was as ****** as a ****. The massive grin on his face and red dot on his forehead were because he'd been celebrating Diwali since the night before; I was getting giddy off the fumes myself. The long day was becoming comical so in that case there's only one thing to do: turn up ...
... Gate bus station as that was close to our night bus pick-up point, or so we thought.... Delhi was mental, we came out of the metro stations and everything hit us at once, the people, the cars, the motorbikes, the bicycles, the rickshaws, the food stalls, the bazaars, the temples, the lights, more people and more people. It was crazy, don't think we were quite prepared for how crazy it was, you could get lost in a blink of an eye. After 3 good hours ...