Hotel Shiraz Regency
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... evident the tablets were working ! Yayyyyyy, a good day on the road was on the cards. Along the way we saw the usual collection of road calamities, it has now become so normal for us to see weird situations, we have to look out for them. There are vehicle called jugars out there. They are basically a chassis, a tractor seat, an engine and trailer. They are pretty much illegal because they are uninsurable, no taxes etc. They are death traps really but ...
... to the temple we were quickly reminded what life in urban India is like compared to the calm and relaxing mountain town we left that morning. There were once again people everywhere! We asked our guide if this was normal and he said yes to a certain extent, Amritsar is a city of 3 million so there are lots of people, but it was especially busy that day because it was a Sunday so nearly everyone has the day off from work. So while we braced ourselves for a ...
After spending a good few hours in the complex, we made our way to the Hindu equivalent - Shri Durgiana Temple. This temple complex was actually laid out in much the same way as the Golden Temple but without the hustle and bustle of devotees and music, meaning that we could sit by the water for some time and really absorb the feel of the place.
Next we grabbed some lunch and then hopped on an auto rickshaw to take us to the Wagah border crossing ...
... bus shuddered its way off down the road. Casual night pretending to be a soldier, why not?
In the train station I fulfilled a childish urge and went to my platform Indian style jumping off the platform wandering across the tracks and climbing up the other side, something that incurs a £1000 fine at home and didn't even raise an eyebrow here. Other than meeting a Brazilian guy called Marcel and the train getting increasingly cold as the night wore on the journey was ...
... stamp. It was good to see that even though both countries are rivals, the border guards from both sides obviously spend a lot of time with each other to ensure that the ceremony flows and stays in sync. We'd heard that due to frequent knee injuries, the soldiers had been advised,undoubtedly by our Health and Safety friends, to curb their stomping.enthusiasm but there was nothing that was going to break the stride of those ...