08 Nov 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.
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.
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?
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!!??
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.