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Dec 25, 2011 - Christmas Day

I went to Delphina's house today, she came to collect me at 8AM.... and we got the bus to her village, we stopped off in the village square to say hello to people then walked back to her house. She lives in the country and its really peaceful, I will put some photos up of the day because it was totally different. When I got there we had cake and drinks, then had some chapatis then some more snacks. Her family usually cook a big pot of chicken biryani and give some to the locals and family members for their dinner, they don't have much but...

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Dec 24, 2011 - Christmas celebrations at the school

We had Christmas and new year celebrations at the school today, with the children doing various dances, we have a nativity scene which looks really nice too. I had my Christmas sari on today (I did feel a bit like a trussed up turkey) but I think you just have to get used to wearing one. I took lots of photos of everyone and they are all wanting them developed, I have said that I will probably not have time before I leave so will need to post them to the school when I get back to the UK. Felt emotional today, I think because everyone was...

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Dec 24, 2011 - Mamallapuram- la veille de Noel

On a pris notre petit dejeuner a l’hotel- encore des Dosas et du chai tea biensure! On est partie ensuite avec une guide pour la ville de Mamallapuram (notre hotel est situe 4 km nord de la ville). On a commence avec un endroit qui s’apelle Arjuna’s Penance- une endroit completement dingue- remplit de sculpture incroyable- est c’est gratuit. C’est une ensemble in croyable construit et creuse grosso modo vers le Vie-VIIIe et qui s’etend sur toute une colline couverte d’une courte vegetation, mais aussi par de gigantesques masses granitiques....

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Dec 23, 2011 - Chennai-Dakshinachitra-Mamallapuram

Notre premiere vraie journee sure la route- on est partie tot de notre hotel a Chennai pour conduire vers Mamallapuram! Sure la route- 28km de Chennai- on a arête a une endroit qui s’apelle Dakshina Chitra (qui a ete conseile par Dr Heston d’ailleurs). On a passe le matinee a balader dans cette endroit vraiment unique- C’est une foundation qui a pour vocation la preservation de la culture dans tous les domains de l’inde du sud (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, et Kerala). Tous les types d’architecture, d’artisanat, de la danse etc…C’est ici qu’on a...

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Dec 22, 2011 - Journee a Kanchipuram

Notre deuxième journée en Inde! On est partie de l'hotel assez tôt pour une journée dans une ville voisine Kanchipuram- qui signifie la ville d'or- et une ville ou se trouve bcp de temples-fin plus que d'habitude en tout cas. On a visite deux temple - Kailasanatha- une temple dédié a Shiva- et Sri Ekambareshwara Temple-aussi dédie a Shiva- deux temples très différents- une qui est une temple toujours active et l'autre non- ensuite on a visite des ateliers ou sont fabriquer des écharpes en soie- pour laquelle Kanchipuram est connue -...

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Dec 21, 2011 - Chennai

Notre première journée en Inde! Après une arriver tard le soir a Chennai dans le Sud de l'Inde-on a passe une journée a visiter la ville et voire des sites divers- le Fort Saint George, un musée avec des exemples des statues en bronze magnifique et puis la plage- très grande! On a termine notre journée avec une petite sieste et notre première dîné Indien!

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Dec 21, 2011 - Wishing everyone a happy Christmas

Hello another busy start to the week, getting exams finished and getting ready for Christmas, as its all religions in the school they tend to mark each different anniversary and so because of that Christmas is recognized. My culinary skills have not really amounted to much over the last few months I did get a recipe from Kalpana so will attempt that when I get back but its all been pretty basic stuff I have been eating, also because everyone has been feeding me...... I have made a couple of pots of potato soup believe it or not, the fruit...

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Dec 18, 2011 - Another busy week

Hello its been another busy week here in Chetpet, school as normal and then trying to organise my wee trip away in between christmas and new year, so finally managed to get all the hotels booked on Friday night and just need to keep my fingers crossed that they are ok when I get to them, it takes ages to look in the internet for hotels and reviews etc. Trying to see a bit of south India before I head to Goa, so that should be good. (will update you once I have been) At the school for christmas then head off on my little journey on the...

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Dec 13, 2011 - Where has the time gone.....

The last week has been so busy and I am sure the time is going quicker now than it did before. I still cant believe its Christmas in under two weeks, its just not cold enough haha. Although some of the wee shops do have Christmas stars and some decorations in - the christian/Catholic people in India put up a star outside their house at Christmas with a light inside it, they come in all colours and sizes and look very pretty. Last week was also a local festival and in the evening for 3 days all the houses put out their equivalent of little...

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Dec 8, 2011 - Aakriti farewell

A misty morning greets us as the sun tries to break through the valley opposite our villa. We drift across for the familiar breakfast, today supplemented with a form of Indian pancake, delicious. A trip to Sims Park, as the name suggests, a relic of British occupation. Now an arboretum with winding paths, steps, streams and a boating lake full of fat hungry carp. The trees are all spectacular and include the largest bamboo in the Nilgiris. It is home to a herd of bison, there are hoof prints a many but their owners are away grazing in the...

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Dec 7, 2011 - Aakriti

Aakriti is without doubt the perfect place to come to wind down at the end of a holiday, good company, good food and beautiful scenery. So today starts again with mango jam, fruit, toast and Nilgiris tea. Followed by an expedition to Ooty to purchase presents for family and friends, to find a cash machine and try one last time for waistcoat. Renu and Rajat accompany us. A craft shop provides a greater part of Dorothy's presents list and a sweet shop something for my Friday friends. On to Ooty market with its amazing stalls and the last...

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Dec 6, 2011 - Aakriti Homestay

We awake to the coldness of the Nilgiris mountain air, we are at 2150 metres above sea level, one of the Hill Stations used by the British Raj to avoid the Summer heat. Sadly Dorothy has a slight return of the bug, so stays in bed till mid morning. I walk across to the house and enjoy a relaxed breakfast of fruit and toast. Mango jam is to die for, washed down with their own tea, from the plantation which surrounds the house. Rajat's wife Mugda is just leaving for work and it is nice to catch up with her. Much talk and blog writing before...

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