Arrival

Arrival

I am truly amazed, no matter how much yyou know, there is more to learn. A very enjoyable first day. Lots of learning and new perspectives shared. Simulating conversation with classmates makes for a pleasant time as well.

When I forst arrived, I was overwhelmed with it all.  Even though my travels gradulally took me from the familiar to the unfamiliar, It was a lot to take in.

Be sure about one thing: India is vatly different in almost everyway.

#1- People

I walk outside of the airport in New Dehli and 100’s of name signs dot the sidewalk. My school arranged for a taxi driver to pick me up with a name sign. Beconing travelers searching for there signs a well. At first i walk right past them thinking ” I will never find my name among all of those”? then after feeling that walking past them was incorrect, I return and instantly find my driver.

#2- Driving

Speed and lanes are what ever you want them to be, just don’t hit anyone or anything. After trying to understand my drivers crazy methods, I lay down and go to sleep. Didn’t I worry? Well, would it help?

#3-Bathrooms

A stop along our journey five hours in the dark to the school,  the driver gets food. Great time for a potty break Im thiking. Well, when I walked into the bathroom was strange, a hole in the ground surround by porcelain. No flush, no toilet paper. Ughh. Can i just say wierd!!??

#4-Ashram

Upon arrival at the Ashram, It looked not what I expected. Up through an ally way, to a steep climb that leads to the Pyramid Cafe. (This is mountain territory) So, my room i simple, clean (for a develping counrty) and with a beautiful balcony.

Well, on with the journey of learning!!! updates coming.

 

8 Comments
  • Kris Stockton Anderson
    Posted at 08:59h, 09 November Reply

    Good morning from Utah!

    I am so thrilled to hear of your arrival. I love that you went to sleep while the taxi driver drove in his style. That is empowering. I guess the bathroom part is something to add to my gratitude list for here in the States. I love keeping in touch with you and your journey. I look forward to your next post.
    Lots of Love and Light,
    Kris

    • admin
      Posted at 21:59h, 10 November Reply

      It has truly been a blessed trip. Everyone is super friendly. They have arranged it well, for India that is:) Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • admin
      Posted at 19:24h, 12 November Reply

      Thanks, keep the comments coming:)

  • Alaine
    Posted at 16:55h, 09 November Reply

    So happy you arrived safely! I’m excited to hear about the experiences that will continually unfold. Enjoy Malasana over that hole in the ground :).

    • admin
      Posted at 21:56h, 10 November Reply

      acutally my room has a western bathroom. whew!! I am loving it here. The school operates above the Pyramid Cafe (that makes our food) and it has purified water and oraganic, gluten free, options. Amazing!! I am so blessed

  • Nichole
    Posted at 22:15h, 11 November Reply

    Glad to hear you had safe travels! And that’s great the toilet was in the ground! You can practice your squatting skills 😉 tell us all about the amazing Indian food you eat. It’s one of my favorites!

    • admin
      Posted at 19:26h, 12 November Reply

      Food is quite good, however we are on a strict ayurvedic diet so very little spices. But we have some days off that we can eat out, so I will keep you posted.

  • Sue
    Posted at 09:50h, 12 November Reply

    Yeah! So happy you’re safely there and getting exposed to all kinds of amazing experiences. Can’t wait to hear more. We miss you here but I’m so excited for you and the adventures you’re having and things you’re learning. Miss you tons, love you even more.

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