Cejlonske Vanoce a indicky Novy rok

 

Kdyz clovek cestuje ztraci bezne denni i rocni rytmy. Mozna to znate. Najednou nevite, co je za den, a az, kdyz vam muslimsky majitel zavre pred nosem, dojde vam, ze je asi patek. My jsme takto „vynechali“ Vanoce/Chanuku i bujare novorocni oslavy. Nic v nas svatecni naladu nevyvolalo. Na Sri Lance se snazili. V jednom obchodnim retezci nosily pokladni cervene santovske cepice. V televiznich novinach na hlasatele snezilo a reklamy upozornovaly na vanocni slevy.

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TV evening in Palani & Helloists of Kodaikanal

IMG_0683 [lang_cs]Po lese v Topslipu, o kterem jsem uz psal, me cekala dzungle medialni. Cele odpoledne, vecer a noc jsem se snazil zorientovat v siroke nabidce indickych televiznich programu. Za dveste rupii jsem dostal pekny pokoj a „thirteen channels of shit on the TV to choose from“(Pink Floyd-Nobody Home, The Wall). Z totalniho vymeteni mozku me zachranil chram Pana Murugana a skvele jidlo a ovoce od poulicnich prodavacu.[/lang_cs][lang_en]After the Topslip jungle I was to encounter the media jungle. I was trying not to get lost in the wide choice of Indian tv channels for a whole afternoon, evening and night. I got a decent room with „thirteen channels of shit on the TV to choose from“(Pink Floyd-Nobody Home, The Wall). I was saved by Mr Murugan`s temple from a total braiwash. Great food and fruit from street vendors helped too.[/lang_en]
[flic:72157603291254777|Lord Murugan Temple, Palani]

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Amrita Deemed University

IMG_0536 [lang_cs]Dalsi pratele z Namakkalu. Dr. MP Chandrasekharan s jeho zenou me hostili zacatkem roku v Munnaru. Presidlili ale do Ettimadai na univerzitu. Dr.MPC je zde dekanem a me se dostalo te cti, byti ubytovan v dosti luxusnim univerzitnim „Gesthauzu“.[/lang_cs][lang_en]More friends in Namakkalu. Dr MP Chandrasekharan and his wife hosted me early this year in Munnar. They moved to Ettimadai to a university. Dr MPC is a dean here and I was honored to be put up in luxurious „Guesthouse“[/lang_en]
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Remembering Chennai

IMG_0459 [lang_cs]Pet dnu u Prema, kamarada ze skoly v Namakkalu.
Pro upresneni: V roce 2004 bylo do Jizni Indie vyslano 21 studentu ze Zapadoceske Univerzity. Samozrejme jsem mezi nimi nemohl chybet. Karnal(=Prem) s nama travil vetsinu casu, dokonce nas vsechny pozval na veceri k nemu domu. Trpelive nam vsechno vysvetloval a choval se k nam velice slusne. Protrpel nase evropske manyry mnohem klidneji, nez nekteri z nas manyry indicke.[/lang_cs][lang_en]5 days at Prem`s – a friend of school in Namakkalu. To explain: In 2004, 31 West Bohemia University students went to India, of course including me. Karnal = Prem was with us most of the time, he even treated us a dinner at his place. He was patiently explaining everything to us and was really kind to us. He empathicaly survived our western manners, with much more calm than we accepted the Indian ones.[/lang_en]
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Chamba-Shimla-Haridwar

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Omlouvame se, ze jste delsi dobu nebyli informovani o nasem putovani, ale pohybovali jsme se v jinem casoprostoru. Z MacLeodGanje se nam povedlo prejit sedlo do Brahmauru. Trochu jsme bloudili, trochu se bali, ale nakonec se nam vlastne ten sestidenni pochod docela libil. Uspech jsme oslavili prezranim se a naslednymi prujmy a zvracenimi. To nas ponekud zdrzelo, ale ted uz je vse v poradku.
Dalsi zastavkou byla Chamba, pak trinactihodinovy presun autobusem pres hory a sedla do Shimly. A znovu autobus. Ale ted jenom devet hodin. Ted sedime v Haridwaru a zitra se presouvame pres Rishikesh opet nekam do hor.
Moc casu nam uz nezbyva. Do Istanbulu letime 27. zari. Zastavime se na tyden na Slovensku. Ovace, slavobrany a uvitaci proslovy si pripravte na prvni rijnovy vikend.

P.S.: Nedame sud?
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Sorry to be off touch recently, but we were moving out of this time and place. We crossed the mountains to Brahmaur. Some fumbling, some fear, but all in all it was a lovely trip, eventually celebrated by too much food and diarrhea with throwing up. Now it is ok. Next stop was Chamba, followed by a 13 hour journey to Shimla. Then bus again, this time only 9 hours. We are now in Haridwar, tomorrow going to the mountains via Rishikesh.
Running out of time, Sept. 27 flying to Istanbul. We will be spending a week in Slovakia. PLease get your ovations, welcoming ceremonies and gates of hounour for the first October week.
PS – aA keg of beer would do?
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Setkani v Golden Temple

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Postupne se s Klarou motame Indii. Konecne jsme dorazili do MacLeodGanj. To je to misto, kde jsem si posledne v listopadu zaskakal ze skal. Ted to snad nebudu opakovat. Jinak se mame velice fajn.
Z Jaipuru jsme se podle planu presunuli pres Bikaner do Amritsaru. Hodinu pred odjezdem ze Zlateho chramu do Pathankotu nas necitlive probudila Tereza Jezkova. Svet neni zas tak moc velky 😉
Ted nas ceka par dni aklimatizace (a suseni pradla). Podle pocasi pak snad trocha trekovani.
Zdravi Kakanek a Nekakanek (v obracenych pozicich, nez by bylo ocekavano) 😉
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Wandering with Klara around India. Getting to McLeod Ganj. This is the place I fell off the rock last year. No reverse angle, hopefully. Anyway, we are doing fine, we are following our schedule – Amritsar, Bikaner… We were disturbingly woken up bu a friend of ours from Rokycany, it is no way a small world. We need to acclimatize and drain clothes before some trekking. Regards from The Constipated and The Running.
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Praha – Jaipur

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V utery 16. srpna rano jsem vyrazila z Florence smer Sofie. V autobuse jsem se skamaradila se dvema prima Slovaky, kteri take mirili do Istanbulu. Do Sofie jsme dorazili rano a rozhodli jsme se, ze do Istanbulu pojedeme az vecer a usetrime tak nocleh v hostelu. Takze jsem si prohlidla i Sofii, coz jsem puvodne nemela vubec v planu. A pak uz slo vsechno hladce, z centra Istanbulu na letiste, tam par hodin cekani, odlet…prestup v Sharja, kde jsem potkala zase dva prima Cechy, kteri mirili taky do Jaipuru. Meli kamaratku letusku v Dubaji, takze jsem si cirou nahodou prohlidla i Dubaj…proste stesti 🙂 A pak Jaipur a Peterko (sice dorazil pozde, ale prece).
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Peterko`s girlfriend talking: I set off on Aug 16 from Prague to Sofia. On the bus I met 2 Slovaks also going to Istanbul. After coming to Sofia in the morning, we set the departure to Istanbul for the evening, saving a night stay in a hostel. So I was able to see some of Sofia`s sights. Then things went quite alright, getting Istanbul, airport, changing planes at Sharja airport, where I met 2 Czechs going to Jaipur as well. A friend of theirs was a flight attendant in Dubai, so I was lucky enough to see Dubai too. And then finally Japur and Peterko in there.
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