An impulsive decision,
a journey without any advanced planning,
go completely spontaneous;
India is one of the countries where
I am dreaming of since 3 years ago;
3年前的我, "内观 静坐"一直是我所期望的经历;
I've been telling myself
I must try when I will in India since 3 years ago;
"lans changed" is part of our lives, I do believe the right thing in the right moment;
The real meaning of
"do whatever your heart tells you"
订了机票, 递交了静修申请, 拿到了电子签
Flights booked, applied for "Vipassana", got my E-visa.
India, here I am!
Arrived in Leh City, Northern India
Leh, is the capital of Ladakah District.
飞行时间约为1小时,(新德里 - 列城)
It takes around 1 hour by flight from Delhi to Leh
The view from the airplane it's absolutely beautiful
All those mountains from "earth"color
till completely white, and it shines
Himalayas, it nice to finally see you and
feel so close to you
在淡季出行, 将风景尽收眼底, 无人干扰
Traveling during off season, you got to have those amazing view alone without bothering from anyone
To feel the local vibes, the authentic vibes
To know a bunch of new friends with same interests
Same interests, same dreams
make us gather together,
I do believe people don't meet each other by chance, it's for a reason.
TRAVEL, get out of your comfort zone
Experience and respect local culture
It might not be the cleanest and the most comfortable hostel in the world;
It might not be luxury travel;
It might not be the most beautiful scenery
in the world;
But, what we have is more.
what we have is unique
what we have is priceless;
I am glad to share together,
to discover together
with those "travel mates"
and it becomes "my travel mates"
(广州 - 香港 - 新德里 - 列城 )
A long way until I finally reach Hearth Hostel.
(Guangzhou - Hongkong - New Delhi - Leh)
Huge temperature difference,
（around 22 celsius in HK, and -15 celsius in Leh)
Of course I ran directly to the kitchen,
a person like me can't stop eating
The kitchen in the hostel, very simple,
typical ladakhi style
(昼夜温差很大,白天大约在 -10 - -15摄氏度之间,
晚上介于 -20 - 30+摄氏度)
Freezing cold winter,
all the water pipes are frozen
(Day time temperature
around -10 - -15 celsius
around -20 - -30 celsius and more)
We need to break the ice to get water.
In the meantime, I start to chat with Issac in the kitchen
It turns out he's going for "Vipassana"
on the 29 Jan as well
same with Yoshi (another backpacker from Japan)
Issac suggests me to take a rest when the first day arrived in Leh due to the altitude
(Altitude in Leh is around 3400m)
If you know me, you will immediately understand
I won't just stay in the hostel to rest for a day
We decide to visit the local market
to get ready for 10 days "Vipassana"
Wander around Leh city,
there's so different than the usual scene we saw on the news about India.
Reality can't be seen sometimes, and what you've seen aren't completely real at times;
It depends on different perspectives;
depends on current situation;
depends on person;
depends on attitude
任何的事情, 需要亲身体会过, 才会懂得
Any experiences, when you fully experienced with your heart,
then you can truly understand
when you experienced in person, you will get the true meaning
and that's how you really feel.
敬请留意 "你眼中的印度, 我心中的印度 (二)"
Follow my next article
"India, is what you see.
India, is what I feel" II