Today was full of wonderful firsts. Our schedule was a bit different — a much needed change — and because of that I felt way more awake and excited than I have the past few days. Not that the last couple days have been bad, but it’s nice to shake things up! There were also … More There’s A First Time For Everything!
So, I was tired today. We got back from dinner around 10:45 so I wasn’t in bed until around 11:15. Then I got up at 6:45. Fun times. Of course it was still a good day, and luckily our plans were pretty subdued. But first, I need to tell you all about last night’s dinner! … More One Girl Learns The Importance of Sleep
When it rains in Ahmedabad, it RAINS in Ahmedabad. All day long, rain has been pounding the city streets and filling them with water. Luckily, we didn’t have anything planned after school, so nothing had to be cancelled! The rain actually resulted in what I think will end up being one of my favorite Indian … More It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
Hey guys! My daily update will be coming later, but the craziest thing just happened and I want to share it! I’ve been showing my host sister Gaurvi some videos and songs that I like and yesterday I showed her Peter Hollens’ cover of Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. She loved it, obviously, and … More The Best Coincidence Ever
This Oregonian has missed the rain. With Oregon having had such a dry year, the rain here in Ahmedabad has been comforting and familiar to me. But even years of Willamette Valley rainy days haven’t prepared me for India in the rainy season. It’s insane. The rain was coming down hard all day today, filling … More When India Is More Rainy Than Oregon
Hey people! This is the first of my new, non-daily-update posts which I’m calling Well That’s New. India is so dramatically different from home that in everything I do I find myself surprised by little differences. So I thought I’d share them with all of you! To Indian people reading this: I love your country … More Well That’s New – Watching Indian TV
There is something inherently wonderful about a day where you can sleep in. Today was my only free day of the trip so I decided to take advantage of it. I woke up around 8:30 — I went to bed early so I was well-rested — and wrote my blog post for yesterday while drinking … More (Host) Mother – (Exchange) Daughter Day
Wifi is a beautiful thing. Hello lovely people! I am thrilled to say that I now have internet access at my house here! This means daily updates and no more sporadic posting. Yay! However I did write this post the morning of July 26th even though it’s for the 25th. I tried to write last … More Roti, Ashram, and Wifi, Oh My!
**I wrote this post the evening of July 24th but am posting it July 25th. My host family now has wifi (!!!) so updates should be coming regularly! Yay!** Hello all! I finally had time last night to write a full-length blog post, so here it is! I’m posting it using the wifi at school … More A Long-Overdue Update
Hello all! Okay, so I can now connect to Wifi whenever I’m at school, which is progress but not ideal. The internet access at my host family’s home is through something called a Tata Photon+ and for some reason it won’t connect to my computer. I’m bringing it and my laptop in to the school’s … More The Saga Continues…