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Friday Flashback – India’s Golden Temple & Pakistan Border Ceremony


As my time in India drew to a close, I made  a mad dash from McLeod Ganj to a few special sites further west.

The Golden Temple in Amritsar is literally a temple made of gold, and the number one pilgrimage site for Sikhs.  Despite the overcast weather, it was still a sight to behold.

Later in the afternoon, I attended the India-Pakistan border crossing ceremony which I had first seen on Michael Palin's “Himalaya” TV series.  It was one of the coolest experiences of my entire trip.

Sikhism's Golden Temple in Amritsar

The Surreal India-Pakistan Border Ceremony

My Last Indian Train Ride

Next week's Friday Flashback will cover my posts from Delhi, and then it's off to Southeast Asia to see what kind of trouble I got myself into last year.

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nick matyas

Saturday 2nd of January 2010

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