Sharbaad Markanda ~ Ambala
1. A Hindu temple near the starting point.
3. The appearance of Hindu goddess is splendid.
4. The appearance of sugar cane field and railway bridge in the wetland.
6. I keep walking the road which looks like this picture.
8. I could see the traces of flood on the tree bark.
10. These young men offered me to serve chai.
11. He is reading the pamphlet which I gave to him eagerly.
14. A modern restaurant. The content of ad was enormous.
15. The appearance of grandfather with turban and grand-daughter was very impressive.
I took a selfie with them.
16. He listened to my story eagerly. When I told him that I walked from Calcutta, he was so moved that he gave me 100 rupee.
This was the first time that I received donation for pilgrimage from an Indian. I was deeply moved.
17. I took a picture of 100 rupee bill for commemoration. Sir Gandhi was printed on the bill.
18. I dropped by a chai store. The owner of the chai store read the pamphlet eagerly.
When he understood my pilgrimage, he performed a big gesture and praising talk.
He raised his hands up toward sky. Then he looked at me and said, “I am proud of you.”
I heard this kind of praising words for the first time. I felt great rewarding for my pilgrimage.
20. Wild boar.
22. This tall man chased after me. He introduced himself as security man working at a bank.
He said that his cousin was studying in Korea.
24. After we departed, he sent me an e-mail immediately. He asked me to visit his village.
25. In India, I can find very frequently a wild space like this picture near urban village.
26. Urban space.
27. There was an outlet store.
28. Now I arrived at today’s finishing point, Ambala (blue dot on the map). Dharamshala is near at hand.
Today was the 333th day of my pilgrimage. In fact, today was a smart day.
(The word ‘smart’ and ’33’ have same pronunciation in Korean language.)