The Verandah in the Forest
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... together abroad to their homeland. We have almost finished the first lag of our trip to Amsterdam...and then the just as long second half of the flight! Ok, watch out Pardesh, here come the Canadian girls! The second half better include some sleep! The second half is almost over...some sporadic sleep. And now to wait at the domestic airport during the night! Should be fun. Domestic airport is really ...
... smell is intense, before the planes exit doors opened I could smell what I can only describe as a mix between a wet nappy and vegetable peelings left out on a warm day. However walking around the neighbourhood I run into wafts of indian home cooking, delightful incense and the remnants of fire works. The rush hour traffic is indescribable and yet nobody experience's bouts of road rage that are so common back home and wherever I go people are smiling. The atmosphere is ...
... prices on pitchers of King Fisher beer! I can see us coming back to this place often in the next few weeks.
The remainder of the night was so much fun! We met up with Vishal again and crashed a wedding!! HAHA! We went to a nearby hotel to ask a question when we discovered a beautifully lit entrance, so we walked through to check it out. Wearing simple v-neck t-shirts, a traveler's backpack, and camera (don't worry, we didn't ...
... of them can live on Rps 30 per day. Solutions are very difficult. The good point though is that everything is openly discussed and also written about in the papers.
In the afternoon I spoke to two journalists separately about the so called GSE program I am leading here in India. We also talked openly about our experiences so far and the good and bad sides of India. Let's see what the article will say later!
The evening I spend with my host ...
... thought the House of Commons was fractious, spare a thought for the poor Speaker of its Indian equivalent - forced to suspend proceedings for two days because MPs would not refrain from hurling unadulterated abuse at each other across the dispatch box. And that's just the two main parties. Congress (secularists who spearheaded the independence movement) and the BJP (the Hindu revivalist Opposition) may dominate proceedings nationally, but across the country, a mindboggling array ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting