Travel Blogs from Haridwar
"Maa on täht. Me elame taevas." (Hans Jürgen van der Wense)
Ärkame 3.30 hommikuse palvuse peale. Tahaks juhtme läbi lõigata.
Start kell 5, hotellimees on hämmastunud ja väga unine. Eile õhtul saabus kohale teine juht, kes sõidutab meid Padumini ja tagasi ja edasi Srinagarisse. Kottide katusele pakkimisel selgub, et temaga ühist keelt …
... up by a guy on a bike rickshaw. It was a good thing we just brought one duffle bag for the both of us. It was a bit awkward having an older guy as our "driver', we kinda felt bad.
We eventually get to the hotel, and it was amazingly close to the river itself. The front door of the hotel is literally a few steps away from the side of the river. At the hotel, we were greeted with chai and rudraksha beads. The room itself didn't have any river facing windows but the ...
... to find an available room in one of the hundred ashrams. There are a
few that are more legitimate than others like Parmarth Niketan and Phool Chatti but as my
days in India were running low I didn’t have enough time to make it worthwhile. Instead I made friends with other westerners and did my best to weed through the long list of recommended teachers.
Since injuring myself in ...
... due to the high volume of water the Ganges carries, and shooting one of them, three people fell in including Elize who temporarily got trapped under the raft; Sophia and I who were sitting opposite each other were flung towards each other head-first (that's one reason for wearing helmets!); someone's paddle went overboard; and the T-grip of another paddle ripped Sophia's T-shirt. All in the space of less than two seconds! But ...
... one - the day I was ill - and the reason there was only one was that the power cut lasted almost 24 hours. This was no major issue because when you're lying in bed with a temperature, the fan isn't really useful is it?!! Bloody typical!
Tuesday was much better. We walked into town then down the main market street. This Indian guy who was passing stopped and said, "Excuse me, I have schizophrenia". I was so excited about the conversation to follow after that opening line. It was ...
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