Morning - Day 3 Vadadora **Photos Added!**

Trip Start Jul 25, 2009
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Trip End Aug 01, 2009


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Flag of India  , Gujarat,
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nate Meyer here
so, india - i had my fears, and doubts. honestly i came into this trip with a bad attitude thinking i was going to get malaria and go home on some type of pill to keep me from the light. but now that i'm into the swing of things and my bodyclock has somewhat regulated i'm really enjoying my stay. the only thing that gets me from time to time is the driving. my mother, who has been here before, told me be ready for the most extreme driving ever. i didn't believe a word of what she said. she told me that there are animals in the road, hundreds of bikers, scooters, dogs, and no lights or determined lanes. she was putting it lightly. the driving here is nuts, but everyone somehow seems to know exactly what they're doing. over all 2 or 3 days into this trip i can say i am enjoying myself and getting to know more and more about indian culture by the day, and i look forward to have a good handful of information under my belt by the time i am heading home to good old green bay
 
Kevin Dollhopf
 Im am really enjoying my time in India.  The people here are very friendly, caring, and interested in our American way of life.  Yesterday at the school, the kids were very interested in how to get into a university and were curious about Southwest and our education system.  As for myself my internal clock was a little off on the first day but as of now i am pretty well adjusted.  The food here is very different, a lot more spicy then the food back home, but it is still very good.  

Emily Dennis
At first I was slightly apprehensive about traveling halfway across the world.  I was afraid of flying and afraid of disease and once I got here, the driving.  On the way from the airport to the hotel I almost had a heart attack, my heart skipped a beat every time we got close to another car or moped or a cow.  I especially think of my mom every time we drive somewhere, because I know how she gets on my case about my own driving :) Adjusting to the time difference was extremely difficult; on the first day I wasn't feeling very well and the second day it was somewhat better but now on the third day after all the sleep I've been getting I'm feeling much better.  Speaking to the school was an amazing opportunity, there were so many questions and it was nice to see how interested they were in about higher education and careers.  Going to the women's institute was an amazing experience.  Seeing and being explained to how much they help the surrounding areas street children and sex workers was very eye opening and humbling to me.  They do so much for so many people and don't ask for anything in return.  So far with this trip I've enjoyed myself and I'm curious to see what the next few days bring.  
 
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ldamiano
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Glad to hear things are going well
What a great opportunity you all have to learn about Indian culture and customs while viewing your own culture through the eyes of the students and others you are meeting. I understand from Ken that you all did a great job at the school today. Good luck with the next two presentations! I hope someone can videotape them.

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