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My time in India

I was sent to India in the Summer of 2010 for free by  Platform2 and given the opportunity to experience the Indian lifestyle in its rawest form. In hindsight my visit taught me a lot not just about myself but about the culture, people and development issues that we as Westerners overlook.

My experience

I had two encounters with India; hectic polluted filthy Delhi and serene peaceful placid Himachal Pradesh. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the Himilayas, reminscent of a postcard. The sun beaming over snowcapped mountains was one of the most beautiful sights for me. I settled in quite quickly into what was to be my new home for the next 10 weeks. My first day at the school made me realise how accomodating everyone in India actually is. This was illustrated in various ways; whether it was being invited to someones home for food or to celebrate a wedding.

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