Lucie in India

This blog is about my Indian experience starting from September 2005. You can find my stories both in Czech and English with some photos. Ja v Indii, kdo by to byl rekl? No, stalo se a muzu se delit o zazitky...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Good news!

It took me ages but I've just put my first photos on the net... see the link on the right. There'll be more soon.
Konecne uz jsem dala nejake fotky na net, zatim jen prvnich par, ale zapracuji na tom.... vpravo je link. (PHOTOS)

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Sef - kriminalnik

Dneska mi sef ukazoval, jak vypada stary indicky ridicak... deset malinkatych caru papiru. Vypadla z nej jeho fotka zamlada (dneska ma proridle vlasy a nosi bryle, taky neni tak hubeny), na ktere vypada trosku jako kriminalnik anebo romanticky basnik, nemuze se rozhodnout. Tak jsem ji popadla a rekla si, ze ji dam na blog. Myslim, ze mu to docela polichotilo, jeste ze nevi, o cem pisu...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Blow Your Horn


I think I have discovered the reason for Indian endless admiration of their horns... They simply want to express that they are happy and satisfied. That explains a lot.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Mumbai





Goa




Kerala





Tuesday, May 02, 2006

New Look

After a few days of struggle (and a few bottles of Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Godfather and others alike...) we managed to give Frederick's (Dr Shaw's) fridge a new look. Don't you like it?

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Seven Months - Overview

I've had those reflexive moments recently and tried to finalise my attitude to this incredible country. It's been seven months now and seven has always been considered a lucky number... Anyway, I'd be staying for two more so I'm still ready to modify my views.

Things that keep me sane in India:
  • music (though I'd love to have ALL my CDs here)
  • books, books, books...
  • travelling
  • chocolate
  • ICQ
  • my grandma's letters
  • other trainees
  • PIGS (Punjab International Gourmet Society) brunches
  • concerts at Alliance Francaise
  • my students
  • alcohol (despite those terrible allergic reactions...)
  • my bicycle

Things that keep me insane in India:

  • harassers
  • stares
  • the way women are treated
  • traffic (you do not pass your driving test here, you BUY it, that tells a lot)
  • bargaining (we both know how much it costs so why do we have to waste so much time??)
  • our landlady
  • ants, mosquitos, cockroaches, flies
  • Bollywood (sorry, I really don't like it but I tried, Chhavi)
  • touts
  • heat (though it's still bearable...) and pollution

It's been hard at times but often amazing, fabulous and great. In conclusion, I love it and hate it at the same time. Incredible India.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Hmyz utoci!!!!




Je to velmi smutne, ale bohuzel uz mame po obdobi klidu... Jinymi slovy, svabi, vcely, vosy, komari, mravenci a jim podobna havet se vyrojila buhvi odkud a je ji vic nez dost. Posledni jmenovani mi v soucasne dobe piji krev (doslova) nejvic.

Jsou NEZNICITELNI! Nemaji vic nez 2mm, ale kousou, jako kdyby byli dvoumetrovi. Uz jsem vyzkousela snad vsechno (mechanicke vrazdeni me totalne vycerpalo, cim vic jich zabijete, tim vic se jich objevi) , ale oni se proste rozhodli, ze u nas budou bydlet...

V predchozim byte jsme je taky meli, ale byli to ti velci, cerni, plasi a MILI mravenecci, co tak maximalne jedli cukr v kuchyni, a kdyz jste na ne bafli, okamzite utekli. Ne jak ty male agresivni bestie. Uz jsem dokonce byla i vyhlizet gekony, aby nas spasili. Jenze gekoni jsou uz asi prejedeni...

Ma nekdo nejakou radu ci doporuceni?