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Whilst the weeks spent at Aravind could be frustrating and difficult, we managed to punctuate them with beautiful weekends spent recharging our batteries (and our resolve) at the wonderful Cardamom House. This was recommended to us when we said we needed somewhere to escape to and we were so pleased that it was. An hour and a half drive away from …
... for being British! It was good to see that India and Britain 'parted as friends' though so Gill and I felt better after reading that. I also learned that India and Pakistan used to be the same country - I'm sure most other people know this already but I didn't so it was my 'fact find' of the day :) When we came out of the Gandhi museum we were accosted by two rickshaw drivers who wanted to take us back to our hotel. A rickshaw ...
... dirty, chaotic and peeling. So what is there to do? Why not jump in a rickshaw and head to the harbor. See the fishermen who live under tarpaulins by their boats dragging their catches up to the concrete slab that serves as a wholesale market. Meet the local kids who all want to talk cricket. Then dinner in something called the Indian Coffee House, a chain of restaurants owned by the employees, dirt cheap food (fluffy paratha breads with curry and egg and chips for the ...
... hospital by volume, with more than 50% of its patients treated free of charge and a mission to end needless blindness wherever it can in the world. How? It’s a delicate balance to trade off the paying customers with the free customers but they manage it with ease, largely thanks to their incredible efficiency and innovation. Here are just a few examples:
- Rather than operate on one person at a time, they operate on many people at once ...
... people are 20 across going up the stairs, and people are trying to come down. You just have to move with the crowd, I am surrounded, but I never felt threatened in any way, it is just crowded. When I get to the bottom I try to find my lift, again I am inundated with services for a taxi. Luckily I find my driver quickly and off we head. Arriving at the Sunshine Hotel I ask if they have a bar, yes Madam. I enter a very dark bar ...