Last week Jason and I went with three other volunteers on a trek in the mountains (the Himalayas!). We were actually able to return to the same valley where I went trekking the first time I came to India in 2006. Never did I expect to be back in that same, remote valley ever again…let alone with my husband! It was fun trip, a lot of hard work, and many things were the same as I remember them being. The mountains were breathtaking, and we all made it back safe and sound!
Time to catch up on the blog! We’ve got one month left here in India, then we’ll be in the Philippines for ten days to visit some dear friends before heading back to Canada. Wheat harvest finished a few weeks ago, and finally I’ve got some photos to share. There is enough wheat grown on the farm to last through the year. It’s used at almost every meal to make roti (flatbread)..and all the hay goes to the cows who provide our milk. During wheat harvest, everyone works incredibly hard and puts in long days to get everything harvested. Needless to say, when we’re finished we have a party!
It was lots of work, but lots of fun to be a part of wheat harvest. Glad it’s over!!
Shishya Public School is planning a new senior school with construction starting in a few months (hopefully). I’ve been busy tweaking the site and school design and making renderings.
A site overview including the existing Shishya Junior School and playing field.
The biogas project is also nearing completion. Photos to come soon!
This post is looong overdue! I was looking at a calendar today and realizing that it’s been a month already since we returned from our holiday. I can’t believe how quickly April went by!
The last two weeks of March we went traveling through the state of Rajasthan with 3 other volunteers. We started in Agra where we saw the Taj, then spent a couple days in Delhi…lots to see there! From Delhi we went to Bikaner which is a small town, not much to do but we stayed in a really nice place and went on a one night camel safari there. After Bikaner we went to Jodhpur, the blue city. I think most of the group enjoyed this place the most, there was a magnificent fort to explore, blue streets, and we stayed in a really great place. From Jodhpur we went to Jaipur where we celebrated the color festival called Holi..and we finished off the trip with a few more days in Delhi. It was a whirlwind trip and we got to see lots! We traveled primarily by train, which was an adventure in itself. I know we missed a lot of great places in Rajasthan but we just didn’t have the time. If I could go back I would have loved to see Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Pushkar…oh well, maybe next time!
The streets of Bikaner
The streets of Jodhpur
Audio tour at Mengarah Fort
View of the Blue City from the fort
Ziplining over the fort
Children playing in the street in Jaipur
The lassi walla (Lassi-cold yogurt drink)
Galta, the monkey temple (Jason in convinced this is where Jungle Book)
Riding in a rickshaw
Riding on trains
If you’d like to see more photos (including these ones) you can use this link to view the album I posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151551072614539.1073741825.511324538&type=1&l=eeea308e2a
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