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Dec 5, 2006 - Pakistan border

I don't know why I have a seperate page for this as nobody will find it entertaining.. Although, it really was. I suppose you had to be there. Anyway, Craig(a manc lad) and I headed in a cramped jeep to the India/Pakistan border for what we were promised will be an entertaining evening of pure theater. The journey itself was a show. Craig, myself and the driver sat in the front on 2 seats. Craig was fortunate enough to have one leg on either side of the gear stick(which was used a lot) His face was hilarious. We made it there in one piece...

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The final chapter?

Nov 30, 2006 - Temple and Border Bedlam, Amritsar

After leaving the mountains, we headed out to Amritsar. The journey from McLeodganj took 12 hours, some of that on buses, some on trains... it was a long day. The sight to see in Amritsar is the Golden Temple - the holiest place in the Sikh faith. It's pretty much the only sight we saw in Amritar since we only stayed two nights. But it was so worth it. The temple, all gilded in gold, is set in the middle of an artificial, sacred lake which is boredered on all sides by beautiful marble walkways and buildings. Sikhs who have made their...

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Begbies on Tour

Oct 27, 2006 - INDIA: Amritsar

Our first trip with our driver - and the very cool Ambassador car (check out the pics - it was designed in the 60's but built in the 90's) was to Amritsar in the very north of the Indian state of Punjab. In fact, it was so far north that we were actually only 30 mins from the Pakistani border - and only a few kilometers from there was Lahore. First stop was to the Indian / Pakistani border - but not for the hostilities that you would expect. National pride meant that the closing of the border gate each night resembled a cheerleader...

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Oct 25, 2006 - Amristar

This morning we arrived and got a rickshaw to our guesthouse. We had breakfast and got a rickshaw for an hour to tour around some temples and sites. To cut a long story short, the rickshaw driver had no English and drove us in circles just so he could get 2 hours out of us. He also rubbed up right against Donna and I and was pulling the usual crap of the men here in India. We finally got back to the guesthouse in time to catch a jeep to the Pakistan border at Atari to watch the changing of the guards which is a show all its own. Afterwards...

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My World Odyssey

Jul 9, 2006 - Amritsar

B - from Delhi we got another Shabadti Express north to Amritsar, in the north-west, close to the Pakistan border. The city is one of the biggest in the Punjab, and is populated mainly by Sikhs. It is famous for the Golden Temple, the biggest and most important Sikh temple in the world, and that was why we visited. We went there on our first evening and stayed long enough to watch the sun set. It was huge, with many people, but unlike the frenetic hindu temples it had an incredibly peaceful, spiritual feel to it. There is a walkway around a...

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Jun 16, 2006 - attari / wagah

Als we de Indiers moeten geloven, dan eindigt hier het aards paradijs en begint achter het zware metalen hekken ginder de hel. Dit is het grensdorpje Attari, een obscuur oord vooral gekend voor de dagelijkse grenssluitingsceremonie. Ginderachter ligt aartsvijand Pakistan, een oord vol terroristen en andere mensen van slechte wil. Gelukkig zitten wij veilig in the world's greatest democracy. Echte Indiers hebben het woord "overdrijving" allang uit hun woordenboek geschrapt. De twee landen hebben het nu en dan eens met elkaar aan de stok....

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Apr 18, 2006 - Amritsar

As we left the railway platform on the "auto-rickshaw", we were back in the noisy and bustling environment that we now know so well. The "old city" surrounding the Golden Temple had narrow streets and every shop, businessman, restaurant, pedestrian, auto, dog and cow wanted to be a part of it. In all this chaos, we suddenly see the emerging golden dome in the skyline, a truly amazing experience. As we entered the temple, the surrounding changed - calm and sanctuary filled the air. The rooms were very comfortable and cheap. The whole temple...

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Apr 14, 2006 - India Part II: The Sikh separatists in Punjab

In the 1980s, our friend Gary in Seattle trekked throughout northern India with a man from Chandigarh named Teddy Singh. When Gary found out we were coming to India, he said we had to go and meet Teddy and introduced us by email. Teddy and his family are members of the Sikh faith. We took a train to Chandigarh, in the Punjab in northern India, and Teddy and his son Dilip met us and hosted us for dinner. They're fun, nice people, very generous and welcoming. And they have servants (!), who attended to our every need and cooked REALLY good...

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Mar 21, 2006 - Amritsar--The Sikhs' Holiest City and Home to The Golden Temple

I've arrived in Amritsar after a five hour bus ride from Dharamsala. I had to get up at 3:30 am to catch a 4:00 am shuttle (from McLeod Ganj to Dharamsala) and then the 5:00 am bus (Rs 120). The one good thing about arriving early is that there is less worry in finding accommodations. I've parked myself at the MK Sood guesthouse (Rs 500/night) near the Golden Temple, the main tourist attraction in Amritsar.

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Feb 4, 2006 - Lahore,Pakistan

i made it to Lahore on the 1st. What a rad city. Many people are extremly friendly, some really like the US which i found quite odd. Sufi night was super sick. I never imagined how tribal the sufis in pakistan are. God they love their hash. Tobe able to spin and play a drum at the same time is pretty impressive. these guys drum and spin from 9pm until 3am. Lahore is really busy and polluted,but wow what a nice change from India. So tomorrow i am off to Pashawar with a few friends. We are going to attend a cricket match, Pakistan vs...

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Nov 30, 2005 - Amritsar

After a train ride here with 2 nice Slovakian people I met I arived in Amritsar just for 1 day really to see a couple of sites which I had been told are a must see. The city itself is a typical Indian city but is most famous for the Golden Temple - Sikhism's most holy site and a huge pilgrimage site. I found my way there on a rickshaw, (on which I managed to leave my Lonely Planet....that put me in a bad mood!) but at least I am at the end of my India trip and dont really need it (although I did want to keep it!). Anyway, after purchasing...

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Nov 20, 2005 - Arrival in India

After a week in Islamabad waiting for my Indian visa, I crossed the border into India. I have never been so happy to leave a place as Islamabad. Most people worry about Delhi belly, well I had Islamabad belly. For 3 days, I have never been so sick. I left Islamabad to go back to Peshawar, and was healthy. Within .5 day back in Islamabad, I was sick again. I even stayed at a really nice hotel, and ate at good restaurants. Funny thing is I didn't have any problems in Delhi. My first stop is India was Amritsar- famous for the Golden Sidgh...

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