Hotel Royal Castle
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Our train journey from Varanasi was fairly unexciting. We had ordered sandwiches, pastries and biscuits from a bakery in Varanasi for our journey but only the sandwiches arrived and they were overpriced and lacklustre. We shouldn’t have bothered as tea and breakfast puris in Varanasi station was 38 rupees for both of us and all day men walked up and down the train carriages selling ...
... tacky pictures of Bollywood stars outside and decided it was probably time for my annual haircut before I started getting my Albert Einstein look again. At 120 rupees it was definitely the cheapest hair cut I've had and better than some, although obviously not that great. Two things were possible in Amritsar, alcohol and meat, things I hadn't had in over two weeks. Although these things, as well as smoking, could only be done a respectful distance away from the temple. Cory ...
... up home.
Another day, another attempt to see the Beatles ashram, another failure. As Mr Crosby once sang, I was busy doing nothing, working the whole day through, trying to find lots of things not to do. It was a concept I was told about at work that a man will make any task he has fill the amount of time he has to do it, well I surpassed that and made none of my tasks last all of my time. Spending my day drinking chai, having my hoodie repaired and hanging on to threads ...
... how the division was mismanaged with too early a withdrawal of responsibility. Hindsight of course is a great thing but this all too clearly still happens in other parts of the world now so no real lessons learned or adhered to. Anyway, fortunately, no sign of these tensions during our visit, just good natured rivalry and fun on both sides.
Security was high though and after being dropped off by our taxi, we made our way into ...
... of the 1919 Amritsar Massacre. It is thought that she was the first Indian woman to ever drive. During Partition in 1947, Mrs Bhandari stitched clothes for thousands of refugees who arrived in Amritsar. The guest house is now operated by her daughter. We were lucky enough to meet Miss B - she regularly popped her head round to check how we were enjoying our stay and to enquire whether her staff were taking good care of us. She ...