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The past two days have been centered around our visits to three government schools. From what I can gather from our liaison, children who attend the free government schools are those from the poverty class. They wear uniforms that are given out once a year (2 per child) and if children start mid-year, there is no uniform available. They refer to their levels by 'standards' not grades, as in "first standard, second standard, etc." and though it is madated that children ...
... sharing the cottage with me and it's so nice to have a friend! Luckily we have been getting on really well and have similar ideas on how we can help around here. She’s previously worked on conservation projects and wants to do her masters in a similar field, so she has loads of practical ideas… whereas I’m more of an organizing and data recording kinda person – and have already been able to get my teeth into making a couple of SPREADSHEETS!! I ...
... one of the 12 apostles. It is one of the only three churches in the world with remains of an Apostle the other two being St Peter’s in Rome and Santiago de Compestella (home of St James’ remains) in Spain. We couldn’t get too close to the remains as there was a church service going on. We then headed to the Santome beach and then to Kapaleeshwarar temple after a walk through the busy streets of Chennai. The temple was very busy with a lot of people praying at ...
... time :-) Personal habits of your standard Indian and standard Westerner do vary somewhat... in India there seems to be no taboo about spitting, coughing, *******, burping, *******, ********, picking your nose or even dying in public, but if a woman even thinks about showing an ounce of bare flesh below the waist, it's the height of indecency and showing any kind of man-woman affection in public is unacceptable (though men can hug and kiss men). It's quite different ...
... There are even metal detectors to enter restaurants and bakeries!
Oh, and while I’m on the subject of bakeries, the sweets here are soooooo good. You could smell the goodness on the street before you even entered into the bakeries. They have tons of different and “pretty” looking sweets, ice cream and cookies galore! I sampled some of the ice-cream at a shop just to taste the different flavors. I ...