Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finally back.

Really fast update. Amritsar was amazing. We came back Sunday, had 2 days of classes, and the left again for our 5 day break. I went to Varanasi with Irma (India Roommate). She had a blast. I was in hell. The whole city is narrow and crowded and noisy and stinky and gross. I haven't had a worse time since I got here. If I manage to get home without have contracted Hepatitis, Black Lung, or head lice, it will be a miracle.
We got stuck in Lucknow on the way back and ended up returning to Chandigarh 3 days later than planned, and only with the assistance of Institute people. It took 2 motor Rickshaws, 1 train, 2 bicycle rickshaws, 1 plane, 1 un-airconditioned bus and 3 long taxi rides to get home.
I'll be heading back to the states in one month. I have many problems to deal with when I get home, so I'm both looking forward to it and also not. I'm regretting having come because I feel like I've neglected a lot. I HAVE neglected a lot.
Anyway, there's nothing I can do about any of it now and from here. I'm tired and I'm frustrated.

This weekend I'm going to Shimla, up in the Himalayas. At some point, I still need to make it to Agra. Also at some point, I need to learn how to speak Panjabi. :(

1 comment:

  1. Andee I'm sorry Varanasi sucked!
    You are on the trip of a lifetime-soon you'll just remember the good parts. Don't look back.