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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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. …

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

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 …

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Getting to see the Wagah Border Ceremony

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 …

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