From Delhi to Bangalore

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 A few hours later we get to Delhi and get Miriam to a hotel and say good bye to her there. She's going home on Dec 6 and we're going to Bangalore. So that was it, very suddenly we were down to two and it was really sad. Anette and I run to the airport knowing full well our plane left hours ago and when we called the company from the train they said all the money was forfeited because we hadn't canselled earlier. But that just hadn't been possible so we figured we'd just have to buy new tickets but could try again. This time, at the counter, we spoke to a very nice young man who didn't even flinch when transferring the money we'd paid to new tickets. We only had to pay a little bit extra and were good to go! Happy happy joyjoy :) The plane left just a few hours later and we reached Bangalore in the afternoon. There it was just rush rush to the coordinator who gave us lots of information and things to read and know and finally late at night got us to our two guesthouses where we'd be living with other volunteers. Since the placement in Delhil had been cancelled just days ago we were sort of thrown into bangalore and the only beds available were in different guesthouses. So  I stayed at Shirley's and Anette down the street at  the Katary's. Now, Katary's has a common room with a tv and fridge so it's a natural meeting place for all the volunteers. Some of them were leaving in a few days so the next night we all went out for dinner to say bye to the ones leaving and hello to the newcomers. And I had the best hummus, EVER! 

India is alright but during the whole month there we basically only got to see Bangalore which is an alright city just getting bigger and bigger. They're more used to westerners now but the area we lived in is not touristy at all. They can stare a little which is alright, but sometimes they just gawk at you for 10 minutes and you can get a little uncomfortable. Usually they're all really nice but will try to rip you off...

Workplaces. Anette's assigned to some school that she'll have to tell you about herself, and I went to an animal rescue centre. 


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