George and I have been in India for just over a week now! What an
adventure it has been! We thought it was about time that we update you
on incredible India and what we have been doing.
After a long day of traveling from Sydney to Udaipur, India, running
through Singapore airport trying to make our plane on time, travel
sickness and the joys of customs we finally made it delhi! Delhi
airport was an experience in itself. Everyone stared! Customs men
walked around with massive guns and the heat finally hit us. After
arriving in Udaipur we were met at the airport by one of our in
country agents, ravi and taken to the volunteer house in Bedla.
On our first day we met the two other volunteers that were already in
the house Amy and Jo, Amy is Australian and Jo is from the UK. They
are both lovely. Over the first few days we had orientation, which was
going through everything we would be doing and just settling in to
life in India! Which is REALLY REALLY HOT!!! We experienced the crazy
driving of the Indians, they beep at EVERYTHING! Beep, beep, beep! The
rickshaws (taxis) in India are also an experience in themselves. They
are made for 6 people but you can have as many as 20 people crammed on
them! We took one into the city for our city tour, and after a while
it becomes part of everyday life.
|Bec & George|
and I have been placed at the day care centre in bedla which is a 3
minute walk from the house. We love it! The kids are some of the
cutest kids we have ever seen! They are so little and very happy!
Sometimes it is a struggle as they try to talk Hindi to us but we
can’t understand them. They call me Dee Dee and George Sir. We have
been teaching them numbers, alphabet and animals so far. We also teach
them how to wash their hands properly.
As well as teaching all the volunteers work with the boys at the
orphanage. The boys there are great, they are welcoming and all
excited to see us. We do craft and games with them. The other day we
made snakes with them and they loved it!
The other day we all got invited to go to an Indian wedding!!! Which
was soooo exciting! I brought a saree to wear and we all dressed up
nice. It was so amazing, so colourfull and a beautiful experience. It
is an experience that is sooo hard to describe. They are so many
colours, ceremonies and food!!! It was a once in a lifetime
To sum it all up our first week was up and down.. but mostly up. We
are more settled now and excited for what the next 11 weeks have in
store for us!
Until the next time