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I Need a Pint

At least one. I have spent my week dealing with Accounting, Department of Education, Banks, Flatmates, and an obscene amount of reading on a bit of complicated international law that no one can agree on called non-refoulement. I’ve been ass … Continue reading

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On Volunteering

Drafted 20 April Now that I’m at the end of my fifteen weeks here, I think that if I were to do it all over again, I would not have volunteered. Over the past few months, my experiences with the … Continue reading

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Introducing… the host family

Finally! you’re thinking. A picture of the people she’s been living with for the past god(dess) knows how long. From left to right: The guy in the green shirt is Mamta’s younger brother. I don’t know his name because they’re … Continue reading

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On Teaching

Teaching is so exhausting. I only teach for about two hours a day (another 30-60 minutes for lesson planning) but it takes so much out of me that I don’t know how teachers do it all day. I have loads … Continue reading

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And The Heat Begins

According to google, it is just shy of 97F here in Faridabad. It’s actually a very pleasant dry heat during the day. If it was like this in DC, I’d be sitting out on my porch in my bikini with … Continue reading

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Back at the “Project”

After a week and a half away, I came back to two new volunteers, Ellis (20 year old from Scotland) and Ollie (18 year old guy – our first guy! from England), and my stuff shoved into bags and moved … Continue reading

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Volunteering & “Home”

I’ve been at my project for two weeks now, but I have yet to write about it. I find that the day to day stuff is more interesting than the travel stuff – after all, as far as traveling goes, … Continue reading

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