Waking up before sunrise we struggled to quickly pack our things and make our way to D'sala. At about 4:50am we were downstairs loading four cars full of students and luggage to make our ten hour journey to the home of the Dalai Lama.
On our way, we briefly stopped for breakfast and had a chance to stretch our legs. Afterwards we loaded back in to the cars and made another stop at a Punjab Village and interacted with the women and children. We were welcomed with open arms and danced with one another. The children were ecstatic to see us and took advantage of the opportunity of being in front of the camera and taking tons of photos with us. We introduced ourselves to one another and quickly bonded with one another over dance and an attempt to converse with each other. Just as we were in the middle of taking our photos it was time to continue our trip to D'sala.
When we arrived at our home we quickly refreshed ourselves and went out to dinner. Before dinner was served the power went out, and we took advantage of the intimate candle light dinner and made the best of returning back to a blacked out hotel room.