Friday, November 11, 2011

IN THE MIDDLE OF SAHARA DESERT

Dear Friends 
Please continue to bear with me and dont delete my name from your follower's list. Here the internet is too poor and I can hardly open the blog page, it just hangs out , can you imagine the speed is not even 5 kbps ...and rarely 10 and signal loss, very 2 minutes!!!!
I will be here for some more time, just picked up a short assignment to earn bit of pocket money. Place is 1600 Km away from the capital, Algiers. I stay in a camp in a   10X10 portable cabin and have an attached toilet, luckily. Of course it has a small fridge minus beer, TV etc. ( I wished I had a kitchen too.) There are about 100 Chinese people and Algerians too. I work for the Chinese Oil giant. I am the only Indian.  I am enjoying authentic Chinese food and also Algerian food. Both the Chefs  have promised me to teach dishes..It will be interesting .They dont understand English and I dont understand Arabic, French or Chinese. It will be great fun learning dishes approximately. 
There is nothing to see here. Foreigners are not allowed to move out without police escort. As such it is quite safe, I mean better than Delhi or Noida. Moreover there is nothing much to see ...sand and more sand dunes and stones , rubble every where. 
It is getting cold and will go sub zero in the night in Dec Jan.... (I wont be here during Sahara summer) 
Hope to catch up when I am back home in January and whenever I get connection, I shall read your postings for sure.
Have a nice weekend , best wishes from InAmenas, 
My Cabin Prison Cell No 13A

part of the row cabins 





16 comments:

Sayantani said...

I am jealous of your life ushnishda. love this small cabin...hope you are enjoying your stay. looking forward to learn some authentic dishes when you come back.

Shanthi said...

Hope u r enjoying to the maximum

Arti said...

How can you even think that we will be deleting your name from the Bloggers friends list Ushnishda??
I am eagerly awaiting your return, to read your adventures in the desert...
Do keep posting when possible.
Have a wonderful, safe stay :)

Shobha said...

Hi Ushnish, How can we delete your name from the list ??????
Was happy to see your post. few months will pass in a jiffy and u'll be completing this assignment successfully. We will get to see some new recipes too.
These days I am also unable to post any recipes because I am on the move. Right now I am in India attending the weddings of my neice and nephew in Jaipur. Then got to go back to Brazil and settling down in a new home again may take some time.

Nandini said...

An interesting place...I'm getting more curious by the minute about what recipes you are going to post...

theshootingstar said...

Wow. Sounds amazing! I'd pay to be in that prison cell, though it must be annoying not being able to go around without police escorts. Please show us pictures of the desert in your next post!

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Was waiting for updates from you. Initially I felt jealous of you for being amidst the desert but on a long run, it might get a little annoying to be grounded in a place and see sand and stones all the time.

Will wait for your return and the new Chinese and Algerian recipes.

Shri said...

Few of us can make the transition from Kashmir to the Sahara!!! :-D!
We miss you! But we look forward to Algerian and Chinese inspired posts and dishes in the coming days when you are finally released from the prison Ushnishda! Best wishes!

Priya said...

Hope u r enjoying ur stay there, looks forward for ur delectable dishes soon..

Prathima Rao said...

Thats a nice cabin!!! Good to see u back to blogging Mr Ghosh..Waiting now for new & interesting recipes :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Zareena said...

Wow!!! amazing Ushnishji. Hope you are enjoying your cabin stay. after along gap its good that you are back.

Arti said...

Waiting for your posts Ushnish Da and also miss your fabulous comments on my blog.
Christmas is also approaching, when are you returning to India?

Sutapa said...

We are missing you a lot Ushnishda!
Hope you are having a fun time ....wish to see some Algerian recipes in your blog,that will be really a new treat in coming new year!
Merry X'mas and Happy New Year 2012.
Be happy and stay healthy.

Rahin said...

congratulations Ushnishda....you have not just seen the biggest desert in the world but also had the chance to live thr for a while, isnt it amazing how the people there can find their ways through the desert without a GPS, its very fascinating to me, imagine years ago...

Preeti Kashyap said...

Ushnishda! How are u? I have meaning to write this comment since last two days but my new born baby keeps me in my toes.

Well, the cabins do look boring, but at least you guys have a bit of greenery with some pots in the dessert.

Hoping to read more from you soon and u will never be forgotton.

jayshree said...

Hello,
came across your blog two days before but finished almost all the posts specially when found so many common connections. I'm also from orissa and currently staying in kuwait since last 8 years. out of many common tourist places that we visited , Bergamo remains in my heart that you have also mentioned in one post about ur stay in bergamo.want to know more...
it's so interesting ,...loved ur writing and recipes too.
regards and best wishes