Thursday, May 28, 2009

Into India

We got up late since we were told that the border didn't open until 10:30 am, we proceeded with the formalities noticing that we were the only people crossing that day. As a matter of fact I glanced at the log book, and found that only 18 people crossed from the 5th of May until today mostly on motorcycles, and all entered Pakistan from the Iran Boarder. It took us 2 and half hours to finish both parts of the boarder. When we left it was around 2 pm headed in the direction of Delhi.

We know since it was late that we would not reach Delhi , but decided to ride as much as we could while it was daylight. When we reached Amritsar, we were told that there has been some civil unrest in the next few towns, and that there was a curfew in affect. We were told to not stay in that area, and to move past Ludhiana before deciding to stay at a hotel.

So we pushed on in the heat reaching at times 44.5 Deg. C. and stopping briefly when needed .We saw some of the destruction that happened along the road in the form of burned vehicles, and broken glass. We rode until late afternoon when we felt we needed to stop. Were stopped at a road side resort 20 Km before Ambala, and expect to reach Delhi by tomorrow.