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Himalaya from the plane!

Oct. 29 - Nov. 02, 07

Could I say this is my second time in India? :) Maybe not. We left here four weeks ago, even our first plan was to stay here for 4 weeks. Why did we change the plan? ...  How did India treat us last time?

I was thinking about the answer. We're panic at first but we're more relax now. Why?

I remember the first time we stepped in Calcutta, India. It was our first city of our first trip together. On that day, Ale and I don't know each other more than someone who chatted and planned about this trip to go together for two months. We're only travelled together just only on the computer before September 29, 2007. Then we stepped to the country we never been and we chose the cities, Calcutta and Varanasi, where people said "please keep them for the last".

They're pretty!
  Thought we're wrong, so we moved to Nepal to take a break. But after came back, everything in India was the same. People were the same, the cars were still horn, crowded street, many beggars, same food, same smiled, a lot of taxi were waiting for us at the airport but why we felt different?  

We became a person who used to hear the horn, we can smile when the taxi asked more money because of their cheating meters, we used to walked among crowded places without losting concentration, we're ok to see a lot of people came to us quickly and said "picture picture" or "money money" ...... and we smiled ***

Maybe India didn't make us panic but we're panic by ourselves. Maybe Nepal didn't help us be more calm but we understood our lifestyles more. To travel with someone you've never known is not easy even you are an easy-going person.

Ale, most of the bags are his :D
We complained India but I think the reason was me and my companion who didn't have a chance to learn how to travel together before we started. Everything we saw, it's fresh. Every moment we were, it's in real time. Can't edit like a movie, can't press backward or forward button like a cd player. So all we could do was just let it be.

But lucky we passed.

 

****

This trip was the first longest trip (45 days) that i've made since I graduated. (it took about 15 years to make it? wow!)  Last year I quit the job to travel and great that i've had a good start. India has a good part (as I mention in my India blog) and there has more parts that i've never been. This trip was just my first trip, and India is big so just a few cities can't explain how india is, I have to see more :)

Thank you for everyone I've met, thank you for every places in India and Nepal. And many thanks to my companion, Ale (www.travbuddy.com/aleksflower). 

 

 

 

newtampo says:
Ted : Same here :) Now Ale's going back to Italy but he'll be back in July or maybe sooner. Hope to see you again too! Let's make a plan :D:D:D
Posted on: May 14, 2008
ted332 says:
Who is Ale?? Do I know him? :) hehe he he! Hi New! Hwre u guys? Miss you already hope to see both of you again someday.:)
Posted on: May 13, 2008
newtampo says:
Thanks for your comment Kim! Yes I did, anyway will write to you more :D
Posted on: May 13, 2008
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Himalaya from the plane!
Himalaya from the plane!
Theyre pretty!
They're pretty!
Ale, most of the bags are his :D
Ale, most of the bags are his :D
The plane to Bangaladesh
The plane to Bangaladesh
Cockpit
Cockpit
Himalaya
Himalaya
On plane
On plane
Himalaya
Himalaya
Our meal
Our meal
:D
:D
Bangaladesh
Bangaladesh
Bangaladesh
Bangaladesh
Bangaladesh, like a sim city!
Bangaladesh, like a sim city!
Our dinner, vegetarian one.
Our dinner, vegetarian one.
Nepal airport
Nepal airport
Trubhuvan Airport, Nepal
Trubhuvan Airport, Nepal
Our stuff
Our stuff
Theyre waiting to get on the plan…
They're waiting to get on the pla…
For free
For free
Himalayan!
Himalayan!
Cant remember the name but nice
Can't remember the name but nice
Nan and vegetarian curry
Nan and vegetarian curry
Cheese!
Cheese!
Aroi!
Aroi!
Ale and the gang!
Ale and the gang!
Street food
Street food
Looks like a departmentstore but i…
Looks like a departmentstore but …
Mini truck
Mini truck
Good na.
Good na.
Ice cream
Ice cream
:)
:)
The real Roti in India!
The real Roti in India!
Roti men and Ale
Roti men and Ale
Airtel, telephone service.
Airtel, telephone service.
Love this sign
Love this sign
:)
:)
Ducha!
Ducha!
Pantaloons Departmentstore
Pantaloons Departmentstore
Chairs in the airport! (Bangalades…
Chairs in the airport! (Bangalade…
Our bags, not all!
Our bags, not all!
Phone booth
Phone booth
Hehe our bags
Hehe our bags
What do you see?
What do you see?
Ale
Ale
And Ale
And Ale
:)
:)
They love it!
They love it!
Calcutta.
Calcutta.
The kebab guy
The kebab guy
:D
:D
Turkish Corner, nice one!
Turkish Corner, nice one!
:)
:)
Our hotel in Calcutta
Our hotel in Calcutta
Taxi
Taxi
Aroi mak mak! Food on the plane
Aroi mak mak! Food on the plane
After meal. Nice, like mint.
After meal. Nice, like mint.
They told me to take a picture wit…
They told me to take a picture wi…
Back to meet an old friend.
Back to meet an old friend.
Icecream!
Icecream!
At the park
At the park
On train
On train
1,110 km (690 miles) traveled
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