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wyprawa rowerowa 9 października 1999, 18:01:42 (Sat, 9 Oct 1999 18:01:42 +0200)

  9.10.1999 granica pakistansko-indyjska

Witam ponownie,
Dzisiaj powinnismy byc juz w Indiach, ale rano zamarudzilismy troche ze
wstawaniem, potem przedluzyl nam sie pobyt w gazecie, ktora zaprosila nas na
wywiad, jeszcze jakies ostatnie zakupy w Lahore, jakies jedzenie i na
granice dotarlismy dopiero o 17.00. Wiedzielismy, ze w krajach azjatyckich
granice czesto zamykane sa po zachodzie slonca i otwieranego dopiero
nastepnego dnia rana, ale regulacje pakistansko-indyjskie okazaly sie
szczegolnie ostre i okazalo sie, ze granica czynnna jest tylko miedzy 9.30 a
14.30. Nie pozostalo nic innego jak czekac do nastepnego dnia.
W summie nie ma tego zlego co by na dobre nie wyszlo. Zaraz przy granicy ma
swoje stoisko z ksiazkami taki dziadek dosc dobrze mowiacy po angielsku.
Zarabia on na chleb skupujac ksiazki od turystow, ktorzy po przeczytaniu juz
nie potrzebuja zbednego balastu i sprzedawaniu je po bardzo atrakcyjnych
cenach nastepnym turystom. Niezly pomysl!  Szczegolnie duzy wybor jest
przewodnikow i map. Wyobrazcie sobie moja radosc, kiedy znalazlem polski
przewodnik PASCALA o polnocnych Idiach. Mam wiec lekture na dzisiejszy
wieczor i moze dowiem sie czegos nowego na temat specjalnych zezwolen jakie
sa wymagane na wjazd do polnocno-wschodnich prowincji (Asam) graniczacych z
Birma. W Delhi bedziemy probowac zalatwiac te zezwolenia (podobniez jak wize
do Birmy), chociaz z tego co wiem nie jest latwo. Mamy jednak nadzieje, ze z
pomoca UNESCO damy sobie rade. Zobaczymy...

Dolaczam rowniez list, ktory zostal rozeslany do kilku gazet w
Indiach, informujacy o idei rajdu i jego dotarciu do tego kraju. Podobnie
czynilismy w innych panstwach organizujac potem konferencje prasowe. W ten
sposob informacja w mediach w krajach przez ktore przejezdzamy jest calkiem
niezla i zdarza sie, ze ludzie rozpoznaja nas na ulicy.

Press Release, October 7, 1999
10 bicyclist going to meet the New Millennium and carrying the message of
Peace to Hiroshima are on their way to India. They plan to cross the border
and arrive to Amritsar on Sunday, the 9 October.
The idea of cycling around the world was initiated by a small international
group of cyclists in Athens, Greece, in 1993. During that travel they saw
many people suffering from the war, religious and ethnic oppression, famine
and catastrophes. Thinking that every human-being could and should do
something in his/her country contributing to the good will of the whole
world, they decided to cycle around the world and make their efforts for
peace and better understanding.
The Great Millennium Peace Ride (GMPR) is a UNESCO supported event now
represented by 10 riders from 6 countries: three Lithuanians - Sigitas Kucas
(physicist, 48 years old, the leader of the group), Edvardas Zizys
(economist, 63 years old), Goda Ciplyte (philologist, 32 years old), two
Italians - Carlotta Dall'aglio (secretary, 24 years old) and her friend
Piercarlo Marin (wood artist, 27 years old), two Poles - Slawomir Platek
(mechanic of electronics, 21 years old) and Waldemar Grabka (student of
management, 26 years old, a Croatian girl - Ancica Komljenovic (student of
physical training, 28 years old), Manuel Monsalvo from Mexico (26 years old)
and Walter Ramon from Peru (32 years old). Representing different cultures,
traditions, beliefs and nations, the Peace Ride is an example of peaceful
cross-cultural coexistence.
The peace marathon started 14 months ago - on 6 August 1998 in Seattle (USA)
and will end on the 1 January 2000 in Hiroshima, Japan. Making 26.000 km by
bike through 45 world countries allows the riders to get closer to the
people, better understand the culture, history and problems of the countries
visited, and pass the message of peace and friendship along the way. The
marathon is an action for all the people of the world to think about our
future - the new millennium - a hope for a safer and better life. The riders
carry a symbolical 40 meters long Peace Banner, in which they invite the
people of good will and those who support peace ideas to write wishes or
greetings for the next millennium. The President of the Republic of
Lithuania was the first one to sign the Peace Banner. He wrote - Take the
greetings of our people to every nation you will pass.
Another goal of the ride is to promote the modern means of communication - a
tool that helps to build democracy and understanding. The group has
Latitude - a  portable Dell computer, given by the Lithuanian company Ars
Computandi,  therefore is able to communicate with the whole world as well
as to send information and photos about the travel to the Web site created by French company La Generale Multimedia Sud. DHL,
another sponsor of the ride, facilitates the immediate delivery of regular
video reports to the National Television Channel in Lithuania, the country
organising the marathon.
An open event, Peace Ride welcomes everybody to join marathon for at least a
few kilometres. Everybody who is interested can mail to riders at   More than 600 cyclists already took part in this
challenging marathon, which during one year covered more than 20 thousand
kilometres through 38 countries of North and South Americas, Africa, Europe
and Asia. Their route across India will go through Amritsar, Ambala, Delhi,
Siliguri, Gauhati, Imphal and last till the end of October. Then GMPR group
should continue the trip across Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China and
In Europe the ride visited the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and joined
cycling events in Lima, Brussels and Amsterdam, towns of Poland, while in
Lithuania the ride was received by the President of the Republic of
Lithuania and the Chairman of the Parliament.
"In Mexico, Peru, Ghana, Poland, Lithuania, Byelorussia, Greece, Jordan and
other countries we received a lot of attention - local authorities,
journalists and television welcomed us in every town. However, the most
important is the help of common people, which we meet every day. It makes
our trip successful", said Sigitas Kucas, the leader of GMPR.
Cycle Into the Great Millennium Peace Ride (You can still participate!)
Bicycle riders from many nations assembled Thursday, 6 August 1998, at
Westlake Park in Seattle to begin a 17-month, 20,000-mile journey for peace.
The colorful kickoff ceremony was assisted by the International Bicycle
Sigitas Kucas, a Lithuanian physicist and the trip leader, said: "In every
city that we visit, from Seattle to Buenos Aires and from Amsterdam to
Shanghai, we plan to hold a ceremony to spread our message. We want to draw
attention to the growing threat to all of us due to wars and environmental
pollution. We want to foster common human values - and, of course, we plan
to promote the bicycle as the most healthy and environmentally friendly
means of transport."
If you are anywhere along the route and want to meet them, assist them or
join them for a day, a week or a month, please contact the Sigitas at
Created by David Mozer.
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