Ok so Yuri made us a website and each our own blog. Which is great to keep in touch with friends and family but also a great way to communicate with the world! So this is my first blog I've ever written. I'm a bit nervous because firstly I don't know what to write about? Secondly I don't know if I'll be any good at blogging?! Ive never really written anything other than school essays (that I hated) and my personal diary. I have decided I will get over my fears and just start writing, how difficult can it be?!
So I've decided to start this blog with a brief overview of my trip to India. And I will start of by saying WOW what an experience!
The flight from SA was long and I had a four hour stopover in Qatar but that was all good and luxuries looking back now! I finally landed in India about an hour late because my flight ended up being delayed. I was a bit worried because I had a pick up waiting for me. Passport control went quick but I had to wait a long while for my baggage. Because I was so late I didn't even think of exchanging money( I did try in SA but at the airport they didn't have any rupees?) so I rushed out the exit to be welcomed by a hoard of people. I started looking for my name on one of the many name boards held by locals. It was so busy, people shouting and pushing then I finally saw something that looked like my name, it read Tavja?! I had the name of my driver so we sort of exchanged names and he took my trolley and started walking, so I followed him. I started a conversation but soon realised his English was non existent. So before I got into the car with him I tried in my best broken English and body language to say AYM Rishiskesh ( which is where I was going ;Association of yoga and meditation in Rishikesh ) he just smiled nodded his head side to side his ears almost touching his shoulders and said "yes yes". Needless to say this was a bit confusing as a side to side head shake means "no", but I thought ok let's go and see where I end up. We left the airport and I got my first real look of India. I thought mmmhh not that bad. What happened next what something from another world.......