4 months {(In)dia}

I'm working for HELP International as a Country Director in Hyderabad, India from May-August 2010.


Big news. BIIIG news.

Okay, so I've been threatened by my sisters have promised to write the story.

I'm going to jump to the punch line and work backward.

I am ENGAGED to a boy named Joseph William Wade!!!

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This is a project our team helped write a grant for. WE NEED HELP!

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2. Please spread the word!



I love these shoes! Amber started by being the queen of buying, buying 8 pair. I bought 4 and justified it in my head saying I'll probably give at least 1 pair away. Then I went and replaced all my sandals later for $3 each so definitely ended up buying more than 8 pairs of shoes by the end of the trip...I'm queen of rationalization so, I left two broken pairs of sandals and my three year old gymshoes behind to justify the purchases.
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The Golden Temple-Amritsar




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Dharamshala = love




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The photo taking phenomenon



Frequently while traveling I look up and see situations like these. A group of 1-3 guys taking pictures of me or who I'm with on their phones. Although a little weird, it makes me a lot more justified to take pictures of them ("them" = people I see in India, I pretty much never want to take pictures of people that take pictures of me).
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Ghandi's home and the place where he was killed in Delhi




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Mata Temple- Amritsar


this is a temple of fertility. It's located in the middle of Amritsar and is set up like a maze. You walk past a lot of fallic looking sculptures and then a room of mirrors, past a few hundred statues, and then through a womb looking stream and into the main hall.

Amber, Natalie, and I have a competition to first with triplets (if you get it then you get to have all of the three matching blankets we bought). I felt like I connected the most with the temple. Come on triplets!
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Night Market


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DC reunions




We met up with 11 DC-ers in Delhi as we all overlapped one night before Amber, Natalie, and I headed north. It was fun to catch up for a few hours even if it was 2am.
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