Author: Chennai Challenge Admin


So, it’s 2013. And last year I went to India. Last year. LAST YEAR. Sounds weird doesn’t it? And yet soon, the holidays will end, we’ll all get back to our normal everyday lives and forget the amazing things that can happen. But I want you to remember, that even though we’re “normal” *cough*, you…
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January 2, 2013 0


I was having a quick chat with the Chennai Challenge team photo this morning when… Just kidding guys – I haven’t reached the talking-to-photos stage of reverse culture shock…yet! I am missing Chennai and the team though, but funny everyday things remind me of the summer – like if anyone says “totes” or “parred!”. I…
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September 30, 2012 2

How India has changed my life!

I don’t think there are any words to explain how amazing India was! I still can’t explain it to people because there aren’t any words that can make people understand how amazing, life changing and generally awesome India was! I can’t quite believe that I went to India and I don’t understand how to parts…
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September 17, 2012 3

kcohS erutluC esreveR

kcohS erutluC esreveR Having not managed to blog during our time in India, thinking about some post return issues. One of the issues which was highlighted at the training days and as we were getting ready to come home was “kcohS erutluC esreveR” . How would it affect us, what would we identify? Landing at…
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August 21, 2012 0

Elephants and Sarees

I have just received my saree that is all tailored and ready to wear, and on time! :0 English time not India time but that is beside the point! I haven’t blogged yet so this is likely to be huge to fill everyone in on everything. Basically, food is amazing although quite a few people…
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August 16, 2012 1

2 days left

So the end of Chennai Challenge 2012 is quickly approaching,  and it’s about time I blogged again. Since my last blog we’ve spent a lot of time at Boys Town and Blue Edge school.  The boys town sessions have been fun as always, which included a surprise birthday party for Kate (who wasn’t there due…
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August 15, 2012 0

Loving Life in Chennai!

I can’t believe there’s only one week of this amazing Indian adventure left – I’ve become so used to the smells (good and bad!), the food (although that sneaky western meal in pizza hut yesterday was lush!) and the noise of the traffic, the auto-rickshaws and the honking car horns! There’s so many brilliant people…
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August 10, 2012 5

Day Nine!

Vanakam! Today is our midpoint, our hump day, our half way point in our time in Chennai! It has been a totally amazing adventure so far, and I can’t wait for the up coming days: spending even more time with the boys in YMCA boys town at Kottivakam, for leading our second English class with…
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August 9, 2012 3

And on the 8th day…

Many things had happened! Greetings from (surprisingly) sunny India! It’s day 8 now and I’ve finally managed to access the internet, I’m sitting here in a warm “shack” for lack of a better word, the sign on the window says “High speed 256kbps” Yeah.. Anyway much is happening in chennai challenge, not only in India…
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August 8, 2012 0

I”m in India!

Hey Guys! Sorry to my Mum and Grandparents who are eagerly awaiting this! This is the first time I’ve had available to blog as I have just come back from Yellagiri today! Yellagiri was fantastic! (Even though it took us 7 hours to get there!) A great time to spend with the boys and learn…
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August 6, 2012 6