The hardest part of India, so far, is describing it. It's like trying to explain the concept of a rainbow to people who've yet only seen black and white-- a new, overwhelming, but really beautiful sensory experience necessitating all five senses and all our attention. Before heading to Benares, we spent one month orienting to India itself: travelling around while getting to know each other and this country we'll call home for the next nine months.
Archive – November 2011
During our eight-day orientation, Novi Sad was a giant amusement park; each day we were introduced to some new rides and our exploration continued as we moved into home stay families and got situated in our new lives. Just as there are roller-coaster lovers and lazy river fanatics, we each developed a soft spot or two for particular places around the city as time went on.