Princess Gouri in her twelfth talk with Zuzana Zwiebel speaks about her passion for travelling & alchemistical experiences in Prague.
Well, the Indian civilization and the Hindu way of though, all, it is centuries and centuries old, thousand years old. You cannot give it in the form of the capsule. You cannot go to India for two weeks, do ayurveda course, yoga course and expect to come back with all the knowledge of centuries.
No, I do not do anything special. But I basically like to walk. I like to move. I am basically restless person. I cannot sit on one place for a very long time. So I like to explore places on foot. I think, that discovering the city, a village, an area on foot and interacting with local people, that give the very special dimension to your travels.
No, we are vegetarians. We eat normal Malayalam Kerala food. I am not very much into chapattis, parathas, that kind of stuff. I like our Kerala food much better. I would rather have 'kanji' (broken rice porridge) in the night than eat paratha.
Oh, next week I am going to the Poland for the first time. It is new country for me. (Autumn 2017)
Ah, cannot count, but there are lots of countries, which I have not visited, yet!
I would like to visit St. Petersburg! Hopefully in the summer, I do that and I would like to go to discover little bit of Inca culture in Peru. I would like to go to Machu Picchu.
I hope so too! Prague was a beautiful city! We knew nobody in Prague, but my Grandmother had been in Prague, before World War II. She used to say, it was a wonderful city. My husband and I, we had a lots of fun discovering the little alleyways. The little alleyways are magnificent.
I like to explore places on foot. Discovering the city, a village, an area on foot and interacting with local people, that give the very special dimension to your travels.
I hope so Zuzana! I tell you the story… Czechoslovakian Glass is very famous and my husband, and me, we wanted at least to look at it, in case we could not buy it. In the hotel, they gave us address of the small shop in one of the arcades. In the shop we found a little old man. I told him, that we have come to see if we can afford a small piece of Bohemian Chrystal. Honestly I must say the prices were very reasonable. I mentioned, that my Grandmother once ordered her 'China' (that is how dining set is called in India) in Prague. And suddenly that gentleman asked me: “And which Maharani would she be? Which state?” I could not believe his question and I answer with other question: “What makes you think, she was a Maharani?!”
He smiled and told me: “Because, if she ordered 'China' in Prague, she had to be a Maharani! And if it was ordered in Prague, it had to be from my shop!” I told him, that my grandmother was the Maharani of Travancore Kingdom.
He came back with the order book ten minutes later. Everything was there - my grandmother’s order stamped by the crest with the conch shell! It was a very special moment for us and for him. He invited us to have cup of coffee on the house to celebrate this rebounding.
That was beautiful!
The Travancore Kingdom Royalty are considered the descendants of the Gods and ancient Cheras, Venad, Pandya and Chola dynasties, who brought the philosophy of ayurveda to the world.
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