Category Archives: India

Udayagiri Caves

Mid-August, 2010 From Sikkim, Jon and I took a jeep down to Siliguri and from there the train south to Orissa, a state located on the eastern coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal.  The state is famous for … Continue reading

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Koetchapari Lake

August 2010 Jon and I relatively quickly took our leave from Pelling, taking another jeep a couple of hours to Koetchapari Lake.  We had had a friend on our study abroad trip who had done her Independent Study Project here, … Continue reading

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Sikkim Adventures: Pelling

Early August, 2010 From Kalimpong, Jonathan and I did indeed venture on to Sikkim.  We took a jeep to Pelling – a little town nestled in the hills.  There we ventured to the Pemayangtse Monastery and then stopped at a … Continue reading

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Kalimpong Homecoming (and Pedong)

8August, 2010 I am in Kalimpong currently.  Jon and I had a visit with our host families.  Interesting, and in some ways more challenging than I expected.  So good to be back, of course.  My aamaa said it was like … Continue reading

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Darjeeling Touring and Tea Tasting

August 2010 More Darjeeling photographs – of tea tasting in the Darjeeling Nilgiri Tea Room Jonathan and I were too charmed by this little boy and his buddy to say no to their offer of a horse-back ride.  I can’t … Continue reading

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Darjeeling Photographs

August 2010 Darjeeling – an old British Hill Station where the British living in the plains of India could escape the summer swelter.  Indeed, it seemed as if, no matter the time of year, the temperature was always somewhere between … Continue reading

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To my mother (about Vipassana)

August 5, 2010 Dearest mum, Thank you for your lovely long email.  It brings tears to my eyes.  You don’t often write long rambling messages like this, and it’s lovely!  Thank you.  Smile.  Vipassana!  Well, if you’re really interested, you … Continue reading

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Embarking: a pilgrimage of sorts

07.13.10 Dear All, Hi from Kathmandu – a gray day, the air heavy with moisture.  Perhaps the rain will fall this afternoon, as it has done the past few days. The monsoon should have begun about two weeks ago, but … Continue reading

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New Delhi heat

June 30, 2010 Dear Mum, Dad and Mandla, What fun it was to see all of you on Sunday in New York!  Mandla, The Ugly Sweaters looked and sounded great!  Smile.  And how lovely to get to spend brunch and … Continue reading

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Ministry as Collage

Thandiwe Gobledale Spring 2010 Ministry: A Collage Ministry.  What is it?  How do we do it?  Ministry, as I understand it, can be done anywhere by anyone.  As I think of ministry for myself, I cannot extricate my idea of … Continue reading

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