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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Rishikesh

From Rishikesh

I headed up to Rishikesh this weekend to spend some time with Alex. I was going to take a train but when I went to the station I spent an hour there without even finding out the correct ticket window to buy a ticket at. Yes, I had a native speaker with me. It’s a long story – basically just a bunch of TII b.s.

Anyway, I ended up taking the car instead and it was faster and cheaper. Go figure. I met some of Alex’s traveling buddies and had a chance to just relax and hang out. Alex has been doing yoga classes along with his friends but they didn’t do much yoga while I was there. There was a lot to see and do but I’ll just let the pictures do the talking!

posted by Jesse at 1:59 pm  

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Neighborhood strays

Fred the monkeyFredGeorge the monkeyGeorgeFred's buttButt of Fred

posted by Jesse at 11:10 pm  

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Almost Wal-Mart

Last night we took a field trip to New Delhi to what seemed to be the largest mall in India. The name escapes me at the moment, and I left my camera in the car (I wish I had a camera phone). Anyway, there is a store on the ground floor called Spencer’s Hyper. I’m assuming there are smaller versions of this store that are simple called “Spencer’s”. This one was huge.

From the moment we walked in we were all smiles. It was the closest thing to a Super Wal-Mart I had seen since being in the boondocks of Florida. Electronics, appliances, clothes, household goods – and groceries! Lots of them. I was ecstatic to find peanut butter, jelly and sandwhich bread. Tropicana orange juice! Frozen dinners, Pringles, produce, oh my!

Just some of the goodies we picked up at the supermarket.

This morning I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich for breakfast. Not exactly American, but pretty close!

For lunch today we took bicycle ricks over to the Shoprixx Mall (our driver was taking Garland and Chris to buy some computer parts in Sector 18). We enjoyed some Pizza Hut for lunch, and Baskin Robbins for dessert. On the way back, Anthony and I were riding with a kid who, in the U.S., would have still been in school at that time of day. As we attempted to cross a busy 3-lane road the kid couldn’t make it up the incline and traffic was bearing down on us. Tony and I had to leap from the bicycle and run across the road so the poor kid could make it out of harm’s way! Looking back, it was all kind of funny. We paid the kid an extra 10 rupees for the entertainment value.

Lastly, here are some random pictures that you may find interesting:

Whaley and Ronald… friends forever.Waylon in our usual morning hangout (Costa Coffee in Sector 18)A monkey with a pet man.

posted by Jesse at 11:08 pm  

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