The Golden Temple is better than the Taj Mahal, a new world wonder

Published in: India | December 14th, 2007
The Golden Temple at Night, Amritsar, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Somethings are obvious before you even get there. For me that’s what I felt about the Golden Temple in Amritsar versus the Taj Mahal in Agra. I knew little about the Golden Temple, and it simply soared high in my expectations. I entered the main archway that led to the temple, the… Continue reading more »

From Lahore Pakistan, to Amritsar India – I am not alone

Published in: India, Pakistan | December 14th, 2007
Women selling the Koran (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I’d traveled solo for quite sometime. Now in Lahore I’d be joined by a young German traveler on one of “those” Indian journey’s. This in itself did little to inspire me to travel India. I had not a single inclination that I would enjoy myself in the land of many a backpacker.… Continue reading more »

One of the worlds most beautiful Mosques, Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Published in: Pakistan | December 13th, 2007
The Huge Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan

Travel Journal Overview: I have been in, and lived in many Islamic countries, and have seen many mosques. To me their unique architectural outlines and structures are very unique in the world. Badshahi Mosque in Lahore was a lot more. The sheer scale of the courtyard alone was incredible, but it offered a beauty I… Continue reading more »

Getting to see the Wagah Border Ceremony

Published in: Pakistan | December 12th, 2007
Waving a Pakistani flag at the Wagah border ceremony in Pakistan

Travel Journal Overview: No one seemed that excited about the Wagah border when I mentioned it. Few actually knew what it was. For me I knew a little of the history between Pakistan and India. And, I think more than anything else for an overland traveler it is one of the greatest spectacles on earth… Continue reading more »

Visiting Lahore Fortress, and then getting blown away by Badshahi mosque

Published in: Pakistan | December 12th, 2007
Badshahi Mosque viewed from Lahore Fortress (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview:Lahore fort was best seen by giving some baksheesh to the guard. Then spending the day in delight

Getting lost in Lahore

Published in: Pakistan | December 11th, 2007
The streets of Pakistan (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I’d grown an aversion to tourists. Day trippers from India, hippies, and hashish smokers. This in turn started to annoy me, I was nearing India, and knew there would be more. I slept as well as one could expect. 8 beds remained empty that night, and I wondered why the idiot in reception… Continue reading more »

Lahore, Pakistan is full of tourists?

Published in: Pakistan | December 10th, 2007
Boy selling Garlic in Pakistan (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Lahore, I was hoping, would be another extension of this great country. It wasn’t quite that. In fact it seemed to add something else again to the mystique and diversity of Pakistan. After a little lateness caused by my Rickshaw driver literally running out of gas I arrived at the Daewoo bus company… Continue reading more »