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January 26th- last full day in India

Today was the last full day of our trip in India and Nepal. We woke up early to attend a 6am mass at the Mother Teresa Home. Afterwards, we went back to the hotel to eat breakfast. From there we were assigned groups to do volunteer work at different sites of Mother Teresa’s organization called […]

January 26th

Signe Laura Peltier Thorpe   I’m in Kolkata, we got up early for a 6:00 AM Mass at Mother Theresa’s house, then we volunteered there. First just some laundry, then dressing changes, had tea time, fed them, and put some down for a nap. Then we painted their finger and toenails, because every girl across […]

One of our blogs from India/Nepal

One of our blogs from the trip: Sara and Rachael January 11th, 2014 Today we went to Dharavi, one of the largest slums in Asia. We started out with breakfast at the hotel, then took a bus to the slums. Before leaving the bus, some of us could feel the culture shock purely by just […]

January 24th

Nepal blog 01/24 Sara Kullberg, Larissa Milne Today was a nice relaxing day in Pokhara, our final full day in Nepal. We began the day with a late breakfast, and then split into rotations to visit the Seeing Hands Clinic. Seeing Hands is an organization that works to provide individuals who are blind with training […]

January 15th

India blog 01/15 Lyndsi Schwichtenberg, Larissa Milne We arrived in Delhi early this morning after our second trip on a night train. We checked into our YMCA hostel for breakfast, but then loaded a bus for a 4 hour trip to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. Definitely a must see when traveling around India! […]

January 19th

Most people are feeling significantly better, but many are still under the weather.  Our flight from Katmandu to Pokhara was delayed because of the fog, and we had to wait in the airport for 4 hours.  It was a really small plane, and there was only one other passenger besides our group.  The view of […]

Hello Himalayas!

By Signe Laura Peltier Thorpe   "Half of the group, including me, just did a 5 hour hike up the Himalayas to the village of Sirubari where we did our rural home stays, 1100 M up. My family was so great, they didn't speak English so there was a lot of charades but they were so […]

January 18th, 2014

idi Ide and Hana Fischer Today marks the halfway point in our journey through India and Nepal! We’re having a blast! Some people felt a little under the weather this morning so we had simple foods for breakfast. Everyone was super excited to have toast (usually we just have untoasted bread). They gave us a […]

January 17th, 2014

Written by Stephanie Glaser and Angel: Today we first went to the primary care center. We had a long but extremely interesting and insightful discussion with the main doctor there. Some of the main points include: -patient centered care. In an ideal health system, the doctor should go to the patients home instead of the […]