Saturday, February 12, 2011

Getting settled

The first thing Rach and I did this morning was eat breakfast at her rickshaw driver (Raju)'s house. I can even begin to express my amazement/gratitude/honor/whatever you want to call it at being invited to eat at someone's HOME the 2nd day I arrive. His wife Kousalya prepared us a traditional South Indian breakfast consisting of idly, a white rice pancake, sambar, a spicy soup, coconut chutney and vada, a lentil doughnut-looking item. It was delicious! I didn't take any photos because I didn't want to make anyone uncomfortable but I hope to return and take some when I get to know them better.

We spent the rest of the day brainstorming and buying what I would need for my place tomorrow. I made some friends along the way.

The goat at the bank.


The pigs in the field.


The cow outside Rach's place.

Tomorrow will be the start of my practice: led primary at 5:45 AM. I am taking a rickshaw to the shala because it will still be pretty dark outside. After practice I will be moving into my own place. I am sure Rach is ready to get me out of her hair and it's time for me to start exploring on my own.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Glad you made it safely. Enjoy your trip!!!

Cosmic said...

Friends for ever for sure(the hospitality in South Asia is just mindblowing isn't?:)!

Tingaling said...

I like your new friends! JJ would especially like the pigs in the field!

Fashion Therapist said...

Have SO much fun. Can't wait to see all your pics.

Fashion Therapist said...

Have SO much fun. Can't wait to see all your pics.

Megan Mae said...

2 of your photos aren't showing up for me but it sounds like you're off to a great start! I hope you get the opportunity to share many photos with us.

Anonymous said...

are you rested??? only the pigs's pic showed up...happy practice...

Anonymous said...

how many hours of yoga are you doing each day??

Melissa said...

It sounds like you're well on your way to being settled in. And getting to your own place tomorrow - how exciting!!! Can't wait to hear more!

laura said...

yay! i love the pics!