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Burdwan – Bhalua

 

Aquesta entrada reflecteix el que ens ha succeït entre les dues poblacions del títol.

Per què Bhalua? És una ciutat important o poble de referència? No, no, no! De cap manera. Bhalua només és un molt petit conjunt de cases tan lletges com la gran majoria de poblacions que anem creuant o visitant. Però agafo Bhalua per que és el primer poble que ens hem trobat un cop deixat l’estat de Jharkhand i quan entrem a l’estat de Bihar. Amb aquesta referència tallo en 2 trams el llarg recorregut entre Burdwan i Benarès que és d’ aproximadament uns 570 quilòmetres.

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Six Senses and Disconnected Randomness

 

The pace of Bangladesh and India is nonstop.

Gone are the days of peaceful meandering in the mountains of the Pamirs or wishful thinking in the desert stretches of Uzbekistan.

Our thoughts now come in rapid disconnected spurts, and our senses are overwhelmed with a constant attack of all things sweet, beautiful, ugly and gut-wrenching gross. There is little time for long, pensive reflections. Paying attention to what’s coming toward us or behind us takes all our energy.

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Questions & Answers

 

We had an open and public Questions and Answers session some weeks ago and we would like to publish it in this entry post.

Why do we want to publish it? Because we think some of you who are kindly following our adventure-project-trip might find some of the questions and some answers useful or interesting. If you have been following us, you might know some answers already, but we think there were some interesting questions worth publishing. So here we go, this was the open Q&A. We hope you like it !

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Els primers 5.000 Km | Our first 5,000 Km

 

Ja tenim fets els primers 5.000 km. Aquesta distància ens ha permès caminar la nostra ruta a través de Tailàndia, Birmània, Pamir, Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh i ara ja portem uns poc més de 700 quilòmetres per dins Índia pels estats de West Bengal, Jharkand, Bihar i Uttar Pradesh.

We have done our first 5,000 kilometers (about 3,100 miles). So far, we have walked Thailand, Burma, Pamir, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh and a bit more than 700 kilometers in the Inidan provinces of West Bengal, Jharkand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

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Benapole-Dacca-Benapole

 

Un cop acabada la nostra ruta a peu per Bangladesh, un cop caminats poc més de 700 quilòmetres per Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Comilla, Dacca, Jessore fins a Benapole, aquesta entrada reflecteix els útils i agradables dies en que hem pogut ajudar i fer voluntariat, així com els desagradables i depriments dies en que hem estat perseguint segells i visats de …

Fastigosos visats de m… que ens estan costant molt de temps, molts esforços, molta energia, molts maldecaps, moltes emprenyades, molts tractes amb funcionaris que haurien d’estar…, molta porqueria empassada per no engegar tot i a tots a fer punyetes, molts diners!

Això ho diem no només per aquí a Bangladesh i per Índia, sinó també per tot el que venim arrossegant des del primer dia en que vàrem començar aquesta aventura.

Els p…. visats i tot i tots els que els envolten, quin malson !!!!

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Time to Connect

“I want to be an actor,” an older teen says. He has some beautiful dance moves down pat, and almost made us cry with his monologue interpretation of a being a kid on the street.

“I will study technology,” chimes another teen.

“I want to be a cricketer,” asserts a 10-year-old, nodding his head as if it’s already a done deal.

The girls huddle nearby, playing timid, but when they perform a welcome dance for us, their shyness disappears and their light inside brightens up the room.

These are a few of the children at the Aparajeyo-Bangladesh’s Chittagong Center. If they weren’t here, many of them would be living on the streets. They come from who knows what kind of backgrounds–domestic violence, drug-addicted parents, sex industry abuse. The sad list goes on.

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