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WE ARE IN INDIA!!!
05/02/2011, 11:32
Filed under: India

NOUS VOICI ENFIN EN INDE!!!

depuis le 14 janvier nous voici en Inde. On a pris un avion de Bangkok jusqu’a Calcutta, car le passage par voie terrestre n’est pas simple en ces contrees lointaines : Myanmar, frontieres terrestres fermees, et sinon il aurait fallu passer par la Chine et le Tibet, puis le Nepal, solution trop chere pour nous a ce point du voyage…

Apres 4 jours a Calcutta, on est parti en stage intensif de meditation Vipassana, pour nous mettre dans le bain. C’etait dur mais ca nous a bien reussi, on conseille et recommande a qui se sent de respecter les regles strictes de Vipassana.. mais si nous on l’a fait… c’est que c’est possible!

Retour sur Calcutta en train local, petite aventure…

Puis nous voila partis vers Chennai, en train de nuit cette fois… Et on tombe malade! Super. On arrive a Chennai completement extenues et la, des controleurs s’evertuent a nous faire payer une amende pour nos velos, alors qu’on avait fait tous les bureaux de la gare de Calcutta pour savoir ou les mettre… Un peu injuste mais bon, quand faut payer faut payer.. 50euros quand meme, en Inde, ca fait mal au c**…

On arrive chez Melissa, notre hote de couchsurfing, juste bons a etre ramasses a la petite cuillere… Heureusement elle nous offre le confort de son appart pour nous remettre sur pied, car on tombe malade l’un apres l’autre (heureusement pas en meme temps!)…

On va un peu mieux maintenant et on reprend normalement la route demain direction Pondicherry

A plus pour de nouvelles aventures!

FINALLY   WE ARE IN INDIA MAN

SEATING ON TOLIET SEATS MORE THAN SADDLES

So we had to catch the fly machine to india,,, got into calcutta and Bang stayed near the airport with some super FULL POWER hosts, roy, arnov and ashwin , aka Joint Family. they and their Didi looked after after us extremely well with spices n roti!! we then did some rickshaw exchanging and got to the vipassana mediation centre, next to the Ganges man!! stayed there 10 days, 10 hours meditation a day, no phone, no reading, no writing, no drugs sex and rock roll,, no nothing. just 10 hrs of meditation a day. AMAzing!!

we then took a long train ride to chennai, south india. From here we thought its best to start our trip, giving us 3 months to cycle to the north> . on arrival we got a 50 euro fine from the railway knobheads. so its true,, all railway officials are horrible world wide. basically we tried twice to check in our bikes as extra baggage, but the dudes said ”no problem man, full power just take it with you in your compartment sir” so sir we did just that! and on arrival,, BAng!! they got us and wouldnt let us go ,, saying we had to pay for the bikes etc,, then gave us a fine 6 times the price,,this is the rule in india  appartently.

anyways,, in chennai we have spent most of the time on the toliet seat. as do most of the newcomers to india. we have been some amazing food here,, and so cheap too,, however we been paying the cost!! to the Boss!!   i think we will stay of street food for a while 🙂

india is crazy!! went to the beach here for sunrise and saw the fishmen squat down for their morning evacuation.all along the beach, loads of dudes.  like a family meeting, smoking and chating whilst doing the exiting . quite shocking actually. on the beach dude!!

feeling better in the belly now, so hopefully 2moro we set off along the coast cycling towards pondicherry. yeah!! vibrationzzzzz

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Hey Amelie and B93 Muz!

Finally I could get into your blog entirely..(I couldn’t open your blog here and now I’m using VPN to get rid of the control):)))

Sorry to hear that the 50 EURO FINE!Nice and interesting update!Keep going my dear friends!!!The friends in China cheer for you!!!

你好 Amelie 和 B93Muz!
最终我可以完整的看到你们的博客了,看到你们博客更新,特别是对印度所见所闻的描述,我感到很高兴。虽然你们很遗憾的被敲诈了50欧元,但是我相信接下来的骑行会是很愉快和顺利的.

加油!祝愿你们一路顺风!
你的中国朋友,
闫振康(43):))

Comment by 43 Yan

Hi guys!
Happy to know you enjoy maditation on the Indian toilets!
We are now enjoying Thai food and beach and sea. No so much cycling planned for the next weeks… just waiting for… Iranian visas! Could be nice to see you there (march~april) ??? Where you go after India?
Gros becs, bonne route!
Romain

Comment by Romain

I haven’t really read this, just scrolling through the photos, niceeee!!!!

Keep pushing mates!!!!

Comment by Leeeee

Ouh, voilà que j’ai bondit avec vous aujourd’hui, un dimanche après-midi au soleil, de Bangkok à Calcutta…et quel saut! Final destination! ça pourrait faire le titre d’un bon carnet de voyage ça… mais y’a mieux, en effet, y’a les voyages en vrai! Ce que vous expérimentez…J’espère que vous vous remettez de vos initiations locales et que Pondichery vous séduit par d’autres rites! En tous cas, vous avez tenu votre route jusqu’au bout…l’entêtement, quelle belle qualité vous en avez fait!! Bravo à tous les deux. Prenez soin de vous. L’inde a l’air envoutante, profitez. On vous embrasse bien fort, manon et steph.

Comment by manon denicourt-sautet

Je dis toujours la même chose : magnifique, émouvant, un autre monde. Ca me laisse toujours aussi admirative !

Comment by francine dessert

Hey MANNNN!!!!!
Me ,Claudia and Yann were thinking about you guys. We had a round table coffee and were thinking about where the hell are they now?????
We miss you mannnn
Pom AttaK

Comment by PommePommE




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