3 days to go...!
Trip Start Feb 24, 2010
33Trip End Jun 29, 2010
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I'm not going to write any naive things about saving the world or making a big difference. However if you've seen the Indian Winter series on 4od or Slumdog Millionaire you might get a feel for India - the second biggest democracy in the world and a country desperately trying to move out of poverty though educating the younger generations. This is where I feel I can help and play a small part in this development process.
From 2011 I will be working away in London training to be a Solicitor. This is what I have aspired to do for years so I see this year as my opportunity to have a new challenge and get a new perspective on life before being immersed in office life
So I am off to India on Wednesday, we are flying Heathrow to Dubai and then on to Calcutta, should be getting there on Thursday evening. We are staying at a YMCA!!! It is apparently 32 degrees in Calcutta...so quite away from all this snow! On 1st March I will be getting the train 12 hours north from Calcutta to Darjeeling. Julia and I will then be getting picked up by Jeep to Blue Diamond School.
I am pretty much all packed...I am trying not to take much stuff as the plan is to buy clothes, toiletries etc locally. My packing includes a mosquito net, 4 boxes of malaria tablets, a pink thermal top, lots of stickers, easter egg, knitting needles and a 'happy & you know it' CD!
I have just had a lovely couple of weeks catching up with friends across the country :-) you are all amazing, I am so lucky to have you and will miss you loads! Have a good few months, keep in touch & I will see you later in the year :-) xxx