Friday, July 27, 2012

Wednesday and Thursday Highlights

On Wednesday early a.m. we left DUF Children's Home after a very sad goodbye. Auntie is such an inspiration. She got up to come to our guest house to say goodbye at 5 a.m. as the teens put our luggage on the tour bus.

We traveled 2 hours to the nearest airport in Kullu. We arrived, went through a ridiculous amount of security (including a woman who checks the bathroom stall after you finish) and then we sat . . . for hours. The only flight to New Delhi was in question due to weather conditions. Eventually with some prayer, whatever the problem was ended and we were able to fly to New Delhi.

It was too late to go meet more kids, so we relaxed and went out for dinner. This was a welcome rest.

On Thursday we traveled 10 hours round trip on a small bumpy bus (no one was able to read or type a blog) to Agra and the Taj Mahal. The heat index was 114 degrees, I don't sweat and became seriously overheated. Thankfully, an ER nurse on our team took care of me both that day and the next when we went into the slum which was also very hot.

Before we left Delhi, we were sitting at a red light, two camels with riders went across the intersection!
Here are some photos of other things we did and saw.
Although there are wild monkeys all over like squirrels, these are some alongside the road that people can be photographed with.

Yep, that is a cobra in a basket and a snake charmer with his flute. Just like you see in cartoons!

The bus driver, against the wishes of Uma, opened the bus door so that we could get a better look at the cobra.
When the charmer was done, he put the lid on the basket and the cobra went back into the basket!

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