Published: April 15th 2010April 15th 2010
the light show
complete with fountain, lights, and various voices for characters in the story of hyderabad
last week we went up to hyderabad for a little r & r but mostly a freshening up by checking out a new city!
only one day had passed when Josh called from Bangalore saying it was boring at ome & they missed us!!! That night we went to Golkunda Fort which is near the Galbraith's house. Tim wasnt there but Maggie & John took great care of us, with Rachel (maggies friend from the UK) we had a really awesome time. The light show was amazing & the first really good touristy thing we've done for ages!
We also visited a few nutrition programs. ITS AMAZING how many kids get fed just by a small group of people... they're so CUTE! unfortunately many of the grown men take way too much alcohol and tried to take pictures on the camera phones while we fed their hungry kids. Ironic huh. but it was exceptional experience, especially touring the colonies on the outskirts of the city.
During the week we also got to hang with some of the missionaries from around the world (and a couple from Australia too haha) that were there & a bunch of us went
hungry kids! just want a cup of yummy slop
out for icecream which is always nice in a place thats about 40 degrees every day.
We also visited the orphanages at Shunem & Moinibad. At Moinibad they never refer to the children as anything other than family. Its quite nice, although sad that new government laws have stopped them being able to look after any more kids for now :( i guess its for the better to stop those organisations who are not so pure in heart.
Speaking of which, there were riots in parts of hyderabad & much of the city had a 5pm curfew. the traffick at 4.30 was hell but when the army have permission to shoot anyone breaking the curfew people move! It didnt actually affect us that much, just that it took us all week to finally get to Charminar, the old city... which was worth it!!!
After that good little visit, we're back in bangalore & strait into some VBS's (Vacation programs for slum kids) and its super fun! enjoy the pics!!
There are more photos below