Spice Diaries – Vol. 7, Aug 29

August 30, 2007 No Comments »

So you want to be a super model… The days are going very fast. Too fast. This is my 3rd week here already and I have no idea where the time went. I only have a week left of teaching and I’m already sad about the thought of leaving. This month has been full of […]

Spice Diaries – Vol 6, Aug 24

August 26, 2007 3 Comments »

To see all of the photos from my young ESL class – click here! Another week has passed. Something has happened that I really wasn’t expecting – it has taken me by surprise. All my thoughts are consumed by it…I am giddy…I walk around with a big smile on my face when I talk about […]

Spice Diaries – Vol 5, Aug. 21

August 22, 2007 9 Comments »

Mam, there are 20 different ways to tie a sari. For photos of Ladie’s Night – click here! Every day is full of lessons. Today was a varied as normal. I’m starting to get a feel for the teaching. A part of me even thinks that I’m good at it…and then I realize the difference […]

Spice Diaries – Vol 4, Aug. 20

August 22, 2007 No Comments »

I learned today that there is a man that works in our colony (neighborhood) that simply is the ‘ironing man’. No – I’m not talking about a James Taylor song. He irons clothes all day for 1 rupee per piece – that equates to about 2 cents a garment. He works between my flat and my […]

Spice Diaries – Vol 3, Aug 18

August 19, 2007 1 Comment »

Finished week 1 – Intermittent Power and Water – But Plenty of Hospitality! Whoohooo…..it’s the weekend! I’ve worked my butt off this week – mainly stressing out about teaching and banging my head against a wall when it comes to internet usage around here..which I can’t seem to find anywhere with any reliability. Despite being […]

Spice Diaries – Vol 2, Aug 15

August 19, 2007 1 Comment »

Independence Day! I’m surprised…very surprised by India. I’m surprised that I have adjusted so easily…dare I say it – but India was actually a very easy transition for me. Sure – as we drove from the airport to the flat on Saturday morning we dodged the cows in the road, I saw people sleeping out […]

Spice Diaries – Vol 1

August 18, 2007 No Comments »

Photo: Market in Old Delhi preparing temple flowers I have arrived in India…everyone said that it would be an assault to your senses, that it would be overwhelming, that it would be hard – after all, India is the big leagues for vagabonds like myself. Yet, I arrived here 5 days ago – and I’ve […]