Only 5 weeks following a memorable trip to Maui with my Mother, I took my first "Round the World" trip which took me through India, Seychelles, Dubai and Western Europe in 4 weeks. It began in India "with a bang"....figuratively...in the northwestern city of Amritsar, Punjab, close to the border with Pakistan. The city is home to the Sikh religion and it's coveted golden shrine, the Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib (aka the Golden Temple). It's a very peaceful, small religion that not many people know about. The Sikhs built this amazing temple as a place intended for all faiths to come and worship God equally, no matter if you're Muslim, Christian, Hindu or from one of India's other 3 million+ religions. Sikhism believes in treating everyone as sort of a brotherhood, treat everyone equally; and you're welcomed with open arms to explore their religion and beliefs. I felt like a celebrity there (probably because I was one of very few Caucasians and Americans there) as many Sikhs came up to me wanting to chat and have selfies taken with me. I arrived to my hotel which sat right next to the entrance to the Golden Temple. Despite being severely jet-lagged and worn out after 30+ hours of flying and layovers with little to no sleep, seeing the temple all lit up at night made it next to impossible to not go visit it as soon as I got there. Even fireworks welcomed me there....as I said earlier...the trip began with "a bang!" Fun Fact: The Golden Temple is the most visited temple in all of India, beating even the Taj Mahal. It is an amazingly underrated attraction without a doubt.