Amritsar: The Pool of the Nectar of Immortality
Trip Start Sep 02, 2008
12Trip End Dec 22, 2008
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My first train ride was a success, I'm still alive! It is quite crowded on Indian trains, and with my height it wasn't the most comfortable 12 journey.
I thought Amritsar would be less chaotic since it's only a million people compared to the 13 million or thereabouts in Delhi, I was wrong. This city is dirtier than Delhi. The air here is more soot than air, it feels like you're breathing through a smokestack! I have two more days here then will be outta the big cities for a few weeks!
My last day in Delhi was really nice, south Delhi is much nicer than the rest of that city. I went to the Indira Gandhi Museum and the Mahatma Gandhi Museum.. Had a good time at the M. Gandhi Museum, there was a class fieldtrip there and I was surrounded by about 300 kids who went nuts when they saw me. I shook all their hands and had my picture taken about 50 times, it was pretty funny.
This evening I visited the Golden Temple, the main religious site for Sikhs. Had to take off my shoes and wear a headscarve, went into the temple and saw it, and then had a free meal at the temple of dhal and roti. A lot of the people there were very interested in where I was from, where I'm going next, etc.... It's pretty cool seeing all these Sikhs in their clothes and turbans, lots of them also had their daggers and spears at their side.
Sorry about the lack of photos. I've been on two different computers in India and both have been too slow to upload any pics or videos.
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