Today was our Kingfisher flight to Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. The flight was only an hour on a small propeller plane which had ash tray pockets in the armrest and the leather all cracking and old. Outdated? We didn't fly to high, we were still able to see the roads, houses and hills. We landed in Gaggal airport and the drivers picked us up. There was a significant amount of difference in the temperature from Delhi and Dharamsala. The view of the mountains (Himalayan) is stunning from the house. There were some monkeys on the road just watching the cars and we passed and I guess HP's (Himachal Pradesh) version of Six Flags, which is Himalayan Wonder World (not really the same though). We have two houses here at the CCS home base but the one we're in isn't the same like the nice, main big one.
-June 29, 2009
Also, the day before was orientation. Bela talked to us about how CCS got started (which was actually in India which is really cool). After he headed out to a South Indian restaurant and ate there. The food was a bit spicy but good, and I got to try a mango lasse which was good! We then headed back and went out exploring and found a temple and just walked around for a bit.
-June 28, 2009