Sunday, November 11, 2012

Getting a true taste of Indian Culture

Outside my host's house
The best part of the exchange is getting a taste of the Indian culture.  Thus far, all of our hosts have gone out of their way to ensure that we get a feel for what it is like to live in India--eating Indian food, participating in Indian traditions, wearing Indian clothes and learning a word or two of Hindi.  I've had the honour of living in families that truly "adopted" me and took the time to show me as many traditions as they can.  In Aramvati my host family not only included my immediate hosts but all of the friends and neighbours near by.  Although, we had some difficulty communicating orally, we managed just fine...very well in fact.  But since we were a family of few words, I'll tell our story with pictures.

Learning a traditional Indian dance.

Visiting Akancha's school.    

Visiting a nearby school (that the children in my house had or will attend) and my neighbour's son attends.

Getting tattooed

Part of my family

All dressed up!  I had 6 women get me ready in my sari.

Friends, neighbours...fantastic.

Apparently a white woman in a sari is a bit of a spectacle.

1 comment:

  1. Hello all,
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful experiences with us back home. Bonne fête en retard, Alain! A real treat to have your celebration in India. Pictures say a thousand words for sure - enticing yummy dishes, many smiling faces and new friendships,lovely birds too! All the best in your continued travels, already about 10 days to go. Carmen