After a very long time, today we all had a lazy morning as there was no winding up of the camp and moving on. The press conference was at 1 pm and that gave us all time to do our overdue laundry. Bright sun helped drying up and we managed to get rid of the musty smell that had become an integral part of our belongings over the past few weeks.
A free morning gave team members an opportunity to go sight seeing in Guwahati and some of us went to the famous Kamakhya temple. As the story goes, this ancient temple was centre of the legendry Kamroop kingdom in ancient times. Even today it continues to be the one of the most important centers of the Shakti cult—the Indian concept of worshiping the female power.
The press conference at the Guwahati press club was well attended with representatives from the local and national papers and TV channels present in full strength. The members of the press core listened to Andy and Apal with great interest as they described the journey so far with a visual presentation of images from Tibet and India section.
After the conference a contingent of about a dozen reporters and photographers came to the camp in our boats and got a first hand view of our life on the river.
In all it was a very relaxing break at this almost half way point of our expedition.