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November 13th 2009
Published: November 13th 2009
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We arrived in Amritsar from Delhi after an 8 hour train journey. An additional 2 hours were delays as there were protesters on the track. We were all exhausted and went to bed almost immediately. The next day we visited a fabric mill which imported wool from Australia. We watched the whole proceedure from spinning the wool all the way through to the finished product, including the weaving. All the fabrics are shipped to designer houses in London, NY, Milan, etc.
We then went on to the border with Pakistan where we watched the closing of the border which is done every evening, it was quite a spectacle. From there we visited, at night, the Golden Temple. This is a truely magical place, very spiritual, probably the most spiritual place we have every been to in the world. I can not put into words the feelings of complete joy that we felt there. It is known to have healed many and I am not surprised. Hope you enjoy our photo's.
Our host family were wonderful and we so enjoyed staying up til midnight chatting and laughing with them.


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Indian Army Indian Army
Indian Army

before the ceremony
First View of the Golden TempleFirst View of the Golden Temple
First View of the Golden Temple

There are 12 tons of gold used in this Temple
Lugg's Covering their headsLugg's Covering their heads
Lugg's Covering their heads

this is a mark of respect in most temples
Bathing ourselves in the holy waterBathing ourselves in the holy water
Bathing ourselves in the holy water

the Golden Temple is surrounded by holy water
Making the FoodMaking the Food
Making the Food

everyone who visits the temple is offered food 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Chicken and EggsChicken and Eggs
Chicken and Eggs

which came first???
Drive through DinnerDrive through Dinner
Drive through Dinner

Believe it or not they do park their car in the house!!
We met a crazy man on the motorwayWe met a crazy man on the motorway
We met a crazy man on the motorway

We were travelling at 60 KPH and he was keeping up with us


13th November 2009

U.K. class
Hi Chloe, We are really enjoying the photos. The children are amazed and don't say a word. Keep them coming. Hope you are all well. Lee Callender xx
17th November 2009

Natasha
It is wonderfull to see pics of you all. James you are getting a bit pudgey in the tummy. ha ha ha . Chloe you look so grown up. Tara i am glas you are enjoying yourself. Love ya oxxoox Natasha
17th November 2009

Batts a Blogging !
Hello Chloe. I am sorry I am slow in replying to your blog site but I am very new at being able to use the computer.I miss you being at school to help me!I am delighted to beable to tell my family and friends that I am now blogging! I am so enjoying looking at your photos and reading all about your adventures - you are certainly having a truely amasing and wonderfull time. At school today uk class have been baking cheese biscuits in square, circle, rectangle and circle shapes.They were very tasty! Love Janet Batt.xx Love

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