Category: From India

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

GCSE’s and all that Jazz..

Hello everyone it’s my first blog here in India so hope you enjoy! Yesterday for the number of 16 year olds there are in the team was a bit of a stressful today because it was the day that our results came out. However in the end it turned out that it was only me…
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August 26, 2011 2

In which we buy stuff and make stuff

Hey everyone, hope you’re well. I’m sitting in Joy and Joy (the best internet cafe in the vepery area) and just realised no one was blogging, so here I am. Sorry if it’s a short one – I have 15 minutes starting… now. This morning Team A left us at a ridiculous hour, so at…
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August 22, 2011 5

Yellagiri and other such things

Vannakam! I hope summer in England is not too rainy, and you are all well – although thinking about it London could be on fire currently and we would have no idea, which is slightly surreal. On the subject of rain, last night there was a terrific storm and I woke up to a slightly…
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August 21, 2011 3

Independence Day and Yelligri

So my first blog in Chennai! It is so great to be back in this amazing country. Thankfully getting out here was not a problem and I got the team here in one piece. So today is Independence day. With an early start of 06:50 (who says this is a holiday?) we all went to…
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August 15, 2011 5

The Names Bond… James Bond

Well i’m sitting in a hot sweaty internet cafe with no room whats so ever but i don’t care because there’s internet 😀 The flight(s) were pretty good, the first flight was amazing with me, keiron and suzie all having amazing seats with loads of leg room 😀 the second flight seemed to be plane…
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August 14, 2011 2

What’s that- we have no bananas…

One of the thing we are missing the most currently is fruit- so we sent a couple of people down to one of the various shops that sell fruit, so we could all top up. I do feel though that sometimes people think they can cheat with their fruit intake- many fruit juices and smoothies…
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August 12, 2011 0

Yesterday deserves a blog.

We will not have time to visit the Internet cafe tonight as we are invited to a meal at Prince’s house (one of the YMCA Secretaries).  However yesterday was so brilliant that it deserves a blog immediately.  So, here I am in Joy&Joy internetcafe to fill you all in! Thanks for your comments so far…
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August 12, 2011 3