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Travel Blogs from Chandigarh
... We got back to the hotel and visited the Indian sweet shop downstairs for a sugar hit and made the decision to move on straight away. I had originally planned to head to Amritsar but Kazookie mentioned a place which I'd briefly heard about and after a little research decided to head there first. We asked at the hotel and travel agency's and they all said we needed to go to sector 43 to book the ticket meaning another rickshaw. Once there we couldn't get anyone ...
... which was ok. Spent few hours at a Punjabi family friend`s place who were extremely hospitable.Got to meet my friend Sumit in Connaught place.
Rashwinder (Rash) and his 2 other sardar buddies came to receive me with their magnificent bullet bikes. Took me hardly few minutes to experience and understand what punjabi khatir-dhaari means.Now when i look back at my punjab trip there are two distinct things that have left a permanent mark on ...
... before the marriage. We came to realize over the course of the next few days just how important family is within Indian culture, the bond between Sonam and her family was extreemley precious. During this ceremony Sonam was washed by each person in attendance in a hand made body scrub as a kind of pre-wedding cleanse; she didn't seem too impressed when her brother smeared it on her face though. : )
Next day we rose bright ...
... waited for the bus to set off. They had finished their Indian tour now and were set to explore Africa.
From the winding hill roads we descended to the heat of the plains. The air was furnace like, and sticking our hands out of the window we got such a blast of hot air.
Arriving in Chandigarh it was a surprise to see big wide roads borded by so much greenery and open spaces. It was just not your average Indian city.
Chandigarh had been divided ...
... a point where I used to loose my patience
but these days you will just see the smile of 'what next' on my face.
- No, I am not planning to have children.
The look of total consternation on their faces is priceless.
- You are not serious, are you? But children are lovely! (that was from this morning...)
- Lovely when they are yours and I see them for couple of hours. - I laugh.
- But ...