Saved: August 5th 2012June 26th 2012
The Maharaja Mac
You know your in India when McDonalds serves things with Maharaja in the title lol
So 3 weeks in...India is the only place I have been that makes you feel like you have been here for 6 months by the time you make 3 weeks. I think this is due to the extreme overload of information and chaos that takes place every moment after you step out of your door. On occassion I catch myself forgetting I am in India in the mornings, but then you step outside and unmistakable heat and sound hit you and there is no turning back!
Somehow everyday when you leave your room, even without any intention to do so...you come home late, exhausted and very excited to see your shower again. The dust in the air leaves a grainy feel on your skin almost immediately. The sun here is different from home. You may think the extreme heat means extreme sun but it is actually not as strong as in Canada. At home 20 minutes on a hot hot day with bare skin can cause a burn and yet here it is not the case. This could be due to the level of polution in the air. The sky is perpetually cloudy and beige. How blessed I am to
These kids can't fight the rhythm....how cute...
live in the land of the living skies.
I have had some amazing food so far! It's such a good thing I have some farmiliarity with Indian food and enjoy it aswell! I have been adventourus from time to time and tried some random street food that I just couldn't say no to...check out the photo's of the kulfi, an Indian desert of homemade icecream and noodles. I've have also had one of my favorites, chana masala and naan!
Work is rewarding, but tiring. Mostly because of being out in the heat everyday with little to no reprive from the heat...only the office has air conditioning and probably only makes about a 5 degree difference. Archun, the baby boy in my photos showed up one day and all the interns were so excited to meet this little man. We took turns holiding him and talking to him, but the heat is just too much for a baby. Yet, there is nothing anyone can do but fan him to try keep him cool and sit with him in the shade. No one knows exactly how old he is but we estimate somewhere between 3-5 months.
School has started
here again so most of the kids are back and the actual teaching portion has begun. It's wonderful to see how much they know, how smart they are and how well many of them speak english! But the idea that many of these children will never have a chance to attend a formal educational setting is sad...it's one of those things that you can take for granted very easily when you come from a country like Canada.
Anyway, thats all for now! Take care all!! Hope you enjoy the pictures!! Will write again soon!!
There are more photos below