That’s right. I had something else planned for this week’s post, but I CAN’T NOT TELL YOU GUYS I JUST CAN’T.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I N D I A T R I P I S A G O !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PUNJAB IS A GO
HARMANDAR SAHIB? OH HARMANDAR SAHIB….IS A GO
WAGAH BORDER AKA GETTING TO SEE MY OTHER LOVE PAKISTAN IS A GO
VISAS CAME THROUGH. TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT. IT’S HAPPENING.
FIRST let me tell you what this means for the blog before I forget. I’m not taking a computer, so I won’t be able to write posts while in India, which will be for about 2 weeks. However, I’m going to write a couple of posts before I go, and schedule them to publish on the two Monday’s I’ll be gone, so it will be like normal ShadesofBrwn Mondays! You’ll grab your popcorn and go to your FAVORITE website and read the new posts and IT WILL BE LIKE I’M NOT EVEN GONE. That’s some magic mystical stuff right there. And so on the 23rd and the 30th there will still be posts even though I won’t be here, and then the following Monday, which will be the 6th of January, I’ll be back, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty to blog about 🙂
However, I won’t be able to approve comments while I’m gone. I don’t really feel like I need to have that setting on, where I approve comments before they appear, but I can’t figure out how to turn it off. (Any suggestions?) You can still leave as many comments as your heart desires, but they won’t appear on the blog until I come back and approve them.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way…do you want to hear about my trip :))))))))))))))))))))))))))
We’re leaving the day after I get out of school for Christmas break, so the 18th.
We’re landing in Delhi on the 19th.
Hopping on a train the next day.
ARRIVING IN PUNJABBBBB!!!! CHAK DEEEEEE PHATEEEE
Driving from Chandigarh to Amritsar the next day, to see Harmandar Sahib ❤
AND to see the border (although not during the ceremony). I’m soo excited for this. I get to see not only my number one, India, but my OTHER number one, Pakistan <333
We’re spending the night in Amritsar, and then heading back to Chandigarh, and then on a day trip to Patiala, where my grandpa’s from 🙂
And after a trip to a museum, we’ll be done in Punjab </3
BUT then we’re going back to Delhi, where some of my family has relocated to after moving out of Punjab. I’m not sure exactly what our itinerary is for Delhi, but I know it will include…
Gurdwara Sis Ganj, where Guru Tegh Bahadar Ji was beheaded.
And HOPEFULLY I’ll be able to convince someone to take me to see Jama Masjid, which is in Delhi and it’s really old and beautiful.
AND AT SOME POINT, WE’RE GOING TO LEAVE DELHI REAL QUICK AND TAKE A TRIP TO AGRA TO SEE THE YOU KNOW WHAT.
And other than that, who can say what our trip is going to hold? Along with seeing the sights, we’re going to be seeing family we haven’t seen in years, and family we have in fact never seen. So that’s going to be nice 🙂 Alsooo while we’re in Punjab, we’re going to be just a 3 hour drive from a certain northern state…with a lot of mountains…and snow….
Aaaaand I’m not saying we’re going to Kashmir…we’re for sure not planning on it…but even just knowing we’re THAT close to the most beautiful place in the world (next to Punjab, of course) will be so surreal. And I mean, it’s India. Who knows what’s going to happen 🙂
Anyways guys, thanks for indulging me this post. Sorry if hearing me rant about my trip wasn’t what you had in mind for this week’s post. But hopefully you enjoyed it? What do guys think about the schedule? Are we leaving off anything crucial?? TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS.
ps-also thank you guys for indulging me in person 🙂 swathi, merny, ria, simran, momster, and beeji 🙂