We let our feet soak for a couple of seconds in the cool, shallow pool of water. We step onto the sticky plastic mats, doing our best to ignore the clinking sounds of metal plates being tossed into the wash buckets in the busy community kitchen. We cross the elaborate archway, and stand on the hard marble floor. Our eyes are fixed on our prize: the Golden Temple.
For Sikhs, the Amritsar temple is the equivalent of the Christian’s Rome and the Muslim’s Mecca. Devotees from around the world come to bask in its welcoming glow. For me, this special place marks my official finish line for our walk in India.
Continue reading India’s done! What’s next?
Aquesta és una reflexió sobre una decisió que hem hagut de prendre i que sobretot a mi, Lluís, m’ha fet molt de mal.
Continue reading Una decisió dolorosa
Today marks six weeks after my hysterectomy. Here is a glimpse into how my healing has gone so far.
Continue reading The Recovery: Six Weeks In
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 !
Continue reading Questions & Answers
I have three new walking buddies.
Meet Saha, Ishi and Bal—the crew helping me getting me through the next few months.
Continue reading Meet the Crew
Our time in Tajikistan has come to a close. It has been an amazing 45 days, and it will be hard to top what we found here. It is a place of natural beauty and kind people.
But, we walk onwards, and Uzbekistan is next on the list. We’re looking forward to what another country along the ancient Silk Road will be like.
Continue reading Heading to Uzbekistan
Having spent a few weeks enjoying off-route parts of Burma and Kyrgyzstan and getting our visas and logistics sorted, it’s time to start walking again… And, man, do we have itchy feet! We are definitely getting antsy to begin our “whatever comes next” phase in Central Asia. Rest is a good thing, but restlessness is an impatient beastie.
Continue reading Heading To Tajikistan
Thailand. Done. Burma/Myanmar. Done. If we were following a straight line, Bangladesh would be the next country on our walk. But, it won’t be.
Up next: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
BIshkek??? Kyrgyzstan??? You correctly may be telling yourself, “Why are you going there? That’s not even marked on your map!”
Continue reading Bangkok. Bagan. Bishkek?!?
De la mateixa manera que ens agradaria poder fer la nostra ruta de manera que no tinguem ‘forats al nostre formatge’, és a dir, caminant tots els quilòmetres que ens trobem entre Bangkok i Barcelona, també ens agradaria fer-la de manera continuada i en ordre. És a dir, primer Tailàndia, després Birmània, després Bangladesh, després l’Índia… però això no serà així.
Continue reading La continuïtat de la ruta
Finding a safe place to sleep is one of our key priorities every day. It’s right up there with drinking potable water, eating enough calories and stretching our bodies during mid-day breaks.
The sleeping thing has proven to be harder than expected in Burma. It has turned into its own stressful job at the end of the day when we are exhausted from walking an average of 25-30 kilometers (about 15-18 miles) in +40-degree heat (about 110 in Fahrenheit).
Continue reading Daily Nest: Sleeping in Burma