What’s there to see in New Delhi for a day?

Published in: Nepal | December 18th, 2007
The Red Fort Entrance way, Delhi, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Day two of my whistle stop tour of New Delhi. Too much culture all rushed into one day. But somehow it worked, and saved me a lot of time. Again I was at the tourist office nice and early. Today was the Delhi tour. yesterdays tour was not so bad. And the… Continue reading more »

Visiting the Taj Mahal, and leaving my mark on a world heritage site

Published in: India | December 17th, 2007
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: A day tour to the Taj Mahal in Agra, a mistake if ever there was going to be one. I was out of time. India was not doing it for me still, it seemed to be the best option to speed things up. A 5am Cold Pizza for breakfast on a prepaid… Continue reading more »

Becoming a tourist again, in New Delhi

Published in: India | December 16th, 2007
Indian cow in the sun (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: The capital of most cities I’d learned was never the best place to experience a country. New Delhi may well be one of the exceptions. Pressed for time, I was about to become one of those tourists. I was surely back in tourist land. Bacon, eggs, oats, coke and a papaya juice… Continue reading more »

Buying a train ticket from Amritsar to New Delhi should be easy …

Published in: India | December 15th, 2007
A very patient Indian Lady (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I’d already learned not to have high expectations. I was pushing these feelings as far down as possible about India every minute. True the Golden Temple was amazing, but the country continued to rub me the wrong way. Getting a simple train ticket was just another example. I was at the train… Continue reading more »

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 »