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McLeod Ganj is definitely one of the cooler places I've been and one I could easily have spent a few days more in. It is the home of the Tibetan government in exile as well as His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. The Indians have almost given the town over to Tibetan refugees and so the small town feels much more Tibetan than it does Indian. It's also full of hippies and trekkers (it was weird seeing so many westerners after Kashmir) so, with all the ...
... are still valid today, and are mainly about loving each other, and caring for all people and for the earth. Getting on the ferry for the short 200m trip across the very rough water, we were all given life jackets. All the Indians who cNt swim a stroke chose not to wear theirs, but Mark put his on immediately. So, taking his lead I also put mine on. There's no way I'd be able to swim to shore had we capsized. But the ferry carries about ...
... when we finally came to a halt outside a dull square block, and entered a small dirt playground through a rusty black gate, (which I later realized was of absolutely no use at all in stopping the children from coming in and out of the premises given their tendency to just leap over the fence as means of passing through,) I knew we were at the right place.
Stretching our legs, which had suffered from severe cramp on the journey there, we dumped ...
... sized building, filled with children. There is no regulation of state schools in Tamil Nadu as far as we are aware, so they basically do what they want. For example, there is a maths teacher who arrives at the school in the morning by driving his motorbike into the school building, which seems safe. There is one teacher for the equivalent of UK Year groups 1-5 who, from what I can tell, doesn’t teach past the morning and never gets off the box she sits on except to laugh at us ...
... i could to ignore a screaming child but eventually had to accept that she had won and I was awake, I opened my eyes and took a look around, the scenery was stunning, so the little brat had actually done me a favour, plus I couldn't stay mad at her she was too cute. There were a few hairy moments when I was convinced that the bus was going to fall of the mountain as we cornered, but I'm still here to tell the tale. We arrived at about 10am and found a nice guesthouse high high ...