|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.|
|Part of my family|
|All dressed up! I had 6 women get me ready in my sari.|