While visiting Amritsar we went to the Golden Temple which was so beautiful I can explain to people what the outside looks like because of pictures but inside the temple is something you would never be able to describe to someone unless they had been to it, it was something you would have to see with your own eyes. The atmosphere around the Golden Temple was amazing, Indians had travelled across India for this specific day because of Diwali it meant a lot to them and it was extremely busy, you would look around and they would be people washing themselves in the holy water around the temple and just praying. The same day we visited the Indian/Pakistan border, which I would recommend anyone to go and see, the atmosphere there was so loud and everyone was there to enjoy themselves. The guards put on a parade on both sides of the gate and try to out do each other, the crowds on both sides are so loud and cheering on for their country. It was really weird seeing and being so close to Pakistan.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
I got back from India on the 19th November, after one of the best weeks but busy holiday i've been on. It's really made me want to travel loads more when i'm older and it's somewhere i would most defiantly visit again. I think going at the time i went during Diwali was an experience i will never ever forget, we arrived on the day of Diwali and it's like our Christmas/bonfire night mixed into one big night, they celebrate for several days like we do with Christmas. When we arrived in Amritsar it was quite warm, maybe the temperature of our May/June as that's the only time we ever get some sun! When we finally arrived at the hotel it was time to get ready for the fireworks outside the hotel it was dark and the whole of India was lit up with lights all over houses, tree's and shops to celebrate it looked really pretty. I will never ever forget the fireworks, it was a scary but exciting experience as the Indians don't care at all about being safe they light a firework while its in their hands and just throw it in the air and the ground while they shoot at us, not caring about if they will hurt us, it was crazy!! The fireworks didn't stop from around 8pm till about 2pm, it really puts our bonfire night to shame.
The food was so nice, the curry's are nothing like what you get over in a take-away in England they are a lot more spicy and just a lot more nicer. I tried so many things i can't even remember what i've actually ate. After the Golden Temple day we went to the Taj Mahal, we arrived in Agra and went to the Red Fort which our guide told us the story of the man who built the Taj Mahal. We went to the Taj Mahal and it is the most beautiful building ever and the story behind it is very sweet. I would defiantly go back to India it's such an amazing place and Indians are very friendly, it's a big culture shock but you kinda expect it from what you hear about the place, i really want to be back now!
Sunday, we weren't leaving till half 6 so we had a full day to look round, i had been excited for today all weekend as we were going to Camden Town and have been dying to go for ages! I love it there and really want to live there when i'm older, it's such a cool place and so different to any where else i've ever been to. I love the market stalls and the food smelled delicious, i bought myself a checky shirt from a vintage shop there and a Boy London sweat shirt which is really cosy!
Thursday, 8 November 2012
I was quite looking forward to this year's bonfire night but however there wasn't a local bonfire night near me untill about half an hour away, which was no good! Me and my two friends decided to go and buy some sparklers and get in the mood for it and I thought it would be a perfect time to take photos for my Art coursework, i am doing a project on light and have been wanting to take photos for a long time with sparklers to catch some shapes. I used my Nikon CoolPix camera on firework mode to catch these photos, i think they are really cool and i am proud that i caught a few different shapes!
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
I've just sat and listened to Taylor Swift's new album Red while doing some school work, It's quite different to some of her other albums it seems a lot more mature for her but she has fitted in some songs in there where you just want to get up and dance! I recommend anyone to listen to it, there isn't one song on it that I don't like. I can never get over that she is only 22 and has done so well for her self, her songs really relate to a teenage life and I'm sure what every teenage goes through.