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Camel adventure / Nuotykis su kupranugariais

December 1, 2012 / by zygis

Two days and two nights in the Thar desert. Us two, our moms, 4 camels and two camelmen. The days go by gently rocking in the camel seats, hypnotised by the even ding of the bells hanging on their necks. It doesn’t take long to feel the slow pace of the desert life, to spot lonely desert foxes and antelopes, scurrying from bush to bush, and unfamiliar birds sitting on the branches of frugal, thorny trees. The hottest part of the day is spent in a shade of a wide and green tree, sprawled on a mat, waiting for lunch prepared fresh by the camelmen. Afternoon nap or long stares into the deep blue of the cloudless sky aids the digestion afterwards. Huddling close together around the fire in the cool desert evenings, talking, sipping brandy and dinning on another traditional Indian meal. Sleeping under the stars covered by 6 blankets to preserve vital bodily heat. Waking briefly at the auspicious 3am, after the moon has set, to briefly appreciate the many stars overhead and spotting an occasional shooting star too, disappearing as ever much too rapidly to summon-up a wish. We raise with the sun and continue on, exactly as the previous day.

Dvi dienas, dvi naktis bastemes po Taro dykuma Radzastane. Mes, mamos, keturi kupranugariai ir du kupranugariu vedliai. Ryta ir popiete linguodami ant dykumos laivu klausemes tylos ir ritmingai skambanciu kupranugariu varpeliu. Taip linguojant netrunki isijausti i tingu dykumos alsavima, pamatyti spalvas ir pasislepusia gyvybe skurdzioje augmenijoje. Akyla akis pamatys pazeme sliukinancia lape, sokliuojancias antilopes ar medeliuose spurdancius giesmininkus. Karsciausiomis dienos valandomis issitiese ant pleduko ilsejomes medzio pavesyje, kol kupranugariu vadziotojai ant lauzelio gamino maista. Po pietu snaudem ar tiesiog svajingai stebejom melyna dangu be debeseliu. O vesius vakarus leidom susiglaude prie lauzelio kopose, kalbedamiesi, gurksnodami brendziuka ir skanaudami ant ugnies pagaminta tradiciska indiska vakariene. Miegojom po zvaigzdemis nuo nakties salcio pasislepe po sesiomis antklodemis ir kelemes su saule.

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