We’re having tea today at the orphanage to meet the nurses and I think the children, then we’ll start art classes tomorrow. I’m excited to finally get to this part!
Haridwar is a city located right on the holy river Ganga… we swam yesterday. Indians from all over come to Haridwar for this purpose.. it’s a pilgrimmage site. The river is wide and surprising cold and strong… I’m a good swimmer but had tremendous respect for the conditions and held onto a concrete post the entire time!
Physically I”m a bit under the weather the last two days – the usual – so am spending more time lying under the fan in the hotel room than actually out and about… I was so tired last night at 7pm that I fell asleep and didn’t wake until 8am!
Especially for Wendy: Steve was stressed from afar as to where I was going to go that night… he really just wanted to catch me before I left that particular hotel…
I just looked at a map to see where you are. Thank you for updating us on your travels.
jenny kostecki said:
Carla, glad you arrived in Haridwar. I love that i’ve been there so i can picture all of you. Take good rest. India is tough travel on the body. I’m sure Lakshmi is giving you good food guidance. if you can, go to a little ayurvedic drug store and get “Ameobica” or something similar. i think Himalayan Herbs makes it…i can’t remember, but it has funny little Ameoba guys on the front. it is a miracle worker.
i’m so happy you got to swim in the Ganga! i’ve swam in the Ganga in Rishikesh (she’s so clean there) and in Varanasi (where she’s so polluted) but both places so awesome.
i can’t wait to hear about the kids and the art classes. xojenny
I looked up the weather and a swim was called for. I dont know if I would be so brave to swim there Drink plenty of water, I love the updates, cant wait to hear about the kids.
Karine Swenson said:
It’s so interesting to read your adventures and experiences. It is good that you rested, as travel can be hard on your body. (all that change!) Thanks for posting, Carla!
ALEXANDRA KLUMB said:
i m german (woman) – 40 years.
i will arrive to haridwar around the 20.04.09.
i am looking for a volunteer job in an orphanage for approx. 1 month.
thanks in advance for your information and help.
have a pleasant day!
Adarsh Srivastava said:
Hi , Klumb ! , I am based at Hardiwar for last one year doing job .I too plan to connect to orpahnage at Hardiwar asap .
Can we work together …! HAve you started off something for this reason !
I appreciate and thank for then cause and more so for my country India .best wishes and regards , adarsh srivastava , 45 years