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... What a great day this was. I have a renewed faith in charitable work, in the bonds of friendship regardless of age, race, language, or circumstances. My heart has new prayers for Lakshmi, her family, and community. And I have to say, I am very proud of my daughter's compassionate and loving heart. She will go on to do great things in her life...whether the world sees them as big or small I don't know, but in my heart and my soul, I have no doubt they'll be ...
... dynamic to that of the typical western way to be.
As the lights slowly went out in the train car, it was time to attempt sleep on a slightly uncomfortable bunk with random people around snoring and making weird noises. The great thing is, the train seemed to constantly rock back and forth, providing a gentle sway much like how you would rock a baby to sleep. It was nice! Lol that, and ear plugs. Thank god for ear plugs! The following morning, I woke to babies ...
... set of lights. After wetting oneself several times, we turn up to the Mother House or the memorial and past working home of Mother Theresa, only to find the nuns take a rest from the world between the hours of 12 and 3pm. Much as we revered her work, we couldn't hang around as there was a Muslim prayer meeting held in the street near the entrance and we three females were obviously causing some rumblings amongst the men who ...
... outside my heart sank.....the pool was empty and everything looked tatty and uncared for. The rafts were in the corner at the deep end... I walked round and after a few minutes that was enough I had to leave the others as I was too upset.
Later when I saw Ralf, we just looked at each other; he said "this is not our club" and he was right, there was no laughter, no ambience....no fun. The monkeys Ralf remembered were gone, the bearers ...
... from Goa got an inflight meal whereas the passengers from Mumbai didn't. So that was also mad. We arrived in Kolkata about 1am. To our amazement the airport looked like the most modern thing we had seen since arriving in India. It was huge. There was marble style stone everywhere and everything looked quite clean and well kept. The baggage reclaim area was the length of a football field and the ceiling was about 20m from the floor. It was a huge, very modern looking space. ...