Suman Raj Resort
Travel Blogs from Mahabaleshwar
... traditional ayurvedic therapies in the traditional part of the hospital, not quite sure what to expect from those but we'll let you know... We also pick up our Sari's that we ordered when we went shopping with Madam (the most senior doctor in the hospital, who is also about 4ft tall) last week, we've had plenty of offers from people wanting to show us how to wear them properly so I think Wednesday evening is going to be pretty busy!
... day of the Ganesh festival which celebrates the Hindu god of intelligence and knowledge. It's a 10 day festival and there are loads and loads of Ganesh sculptures dotted around the place, his familiar elephant head on a man's body shape at every street corner and in every home. We were invited to the home of one of the hospital employees and joined in with them as they sang and prayed to the sculpture in their living room before ...
... order in front of me waving their notes and waiting for their turn. It was a little bit nerve wracking and the expectation that these patients had of me just because of the stethoscope in my hand suddenly felt like a huge responsibility. In the UK I would have messed about waiting for a pillow to support their arm, waited for them to be quiet and probably wouldn't have had four or five children milling around my chair, each pulling on my top and tapping me to get their attention. It ...
... of 10 pairs of eyes and the overpowering smell of incense burning right next to our table.
However, despite this we wre treated on our tour to some breathtaking view points (plenty of squint sunshine photo opportunities) waterfalls and scenery. We were also very lucky to be sharing said views with a group of pretty plucky monkjeys who even had the balls to take on Becca (brave) for a bottle of sprite. Needless to stay we beat a pretty hasty retreat and watched ...
... and Nikki who watched Hostel while we were in Mumbai, freaked them out just a little bit. Inevitably dinner afterwards was a red cabbage curry..
The hospital almost exclusively cares for patients with HIV and/or TB, it started as a TB sanitorium and then soon got a reputation for caring for HIV patients too, and it is the stigma of having HIV that keeps other patients away- they feel that if they are seen to go to this ...
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