Category Archives: Darjeeling District, India

Located in northeastern India, the Darjeeling District is best known for its tea production. Its rolling hills and moist climate make it ideal for tea growing, but it is also known for floriculture and tourism. I lived for 5 months in 2005 with a Nepali speaking host family in Kalimpong, a town about 3 hours east of Darjeeling. I consider Kalimpong to be one of my homes

Which way the wind blows

Hello again!  Let’s see….  It’s a hot Saturday afternoon in June.  And I’m sitting on news.  Big news.  Since living in Kalimpong for the first five months of 2005 during my study abroad, it’s been my dream to work with … Continue reading

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Transitions: Away from MBKG Pannai, Mid-May

Dear Mum and Dad, You are both so amazing and wonderful and supportive and non-judgmental.  Wow.  Thanks to both of you for your wonderful emails sharing your thoughts, feelings and experiences.  After my two weeks in Kalimpong, I’m really seriously … Continue reading

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Why I want to work for Pitzer, May 2007

Namaste Mike-ji and Margie-ji,        Jaatinai hunuhunchha?  Greetings!  I hope this email finds you both well.  Margie, it was wonderful to see you (for far too short a time) in Kalimpong when I was back visiting.  Mike, the families I … Continue reading

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Photos from Kalimpong, 2007

I have a wonderful selection of photographs from my visit to Kalimpong and Darjeeilng in 2007 that I am eager to share! 1) Views of the hills; 2) the pigeons my family raised (my first week as a student was … Continue reading

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Visiting my Kalimpong Host Family, May 2007

Now, April, 2011, I read back over this letter I wrote to my family four years ago, and I am flooded with the desire to head back to Kalimpong once more.  Kalimpong was the first place that I lived out … Continue reading

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