Life in the Pink City
So we're here in Jaipur, and it's smokin' hot! Every morning I wake up soaked in sweat, but I won't go into detail about my bodily functions. In 5 or 6 days we fly out to Ladakh- we're looking forward to a break from the heat. Jess, Christina and I (and sometimes Peter) have been taking Bollywood dance for an ISP. It's so much fun- I love it! We practice our booty shakes and hip wiggles. For our next song we're doing Muja Mujhey. I just might have to give a dance performance at Grandma's birthday party.
My homestay family has been keeping me busy. We go out for family dinners/functions almost every night. I've been to two Indian weddings so far. The weddings are so huge and extravagant...there were fireworks, horse drawn carriages and a buffet with whole sections devoted solely to Chinese and Italian food, not to mention unlimited ice cream. The horses pulling the carriage even had their hooves painted hot pink. I think when I go back home I'm going to miss the unexpected things that happen here. Like elephants walking down the road, or seeing ten people piled into a rickshaw. And rickshaws! I'm really going to miss rickshaws, I'm not sure why we don't have them back home... They're the funnest mode of transportation, especially when we get to ride in the back. All in all I've loved my time here. I was feeling a little homesick last week, but I've bounced back. It's hard to imagine I'll be back in Canada in 24 days. As Jess would say, bahut acha!