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Pondicherry, India

We've been in India for two weeks now and Im just now getting around to writing a blog, guess Im not in any hurry since we are going to be here for so long. Then there's that limited electricity thing. Sadhana Forest uses only solar power, so our Internet and computer time can be pretty limited. If you don't hear a whole lot out of us during our stay here just know were not dying of the plague or kidnapped, though we might have been run off the road by one of these things...

Were still adjusting to life here but the past two weeks have been a blast. Weve planted a bunch of trees with the aid of several local school groups, gone to the beach, attended a yoga session, run amuk through Auroville, gone shopping in pondicherry, and risked our lives daily driving two-wheeled vehicles in India. Great Fun!

Im totally getting a moped when we get home, those things rock. And if I can drive one and not kill myself in India I should be OK in Austin.

A bit about our home away from home...

Sadhana is a totally vegan (No animal at all, no processed foods, no refined sugars) community run by a super dedicated couple who have committed their lives and life savings to saving Indias teeny tiny bit of remaining tropical dry evergreen forest. There are 25 or so volunteers here, from more countries then I care to think of at the moment, and that number will swell dramatically in the next few months as we head into the busy season.

We sleep under a mosquito net in a huge hut made of pine, bamboo, and woven palm leaves, fall asleep to jackals, and wake up to Christine strumming the guitar and cooing goodmorning-goodmorning at 5:45. If you put Giligans Island, Swiss Family Robinson, Camp Anawana, and PETA all into a centrifuge, you'd end up with something like the essence of Sadhana.

I need to go help cook dinner so this is all for now, but sometime in the near future I hope to have more written.

Love yall!

permalink written by  Slade's Elucidation on November 18, 2008 from Pondicherry, India
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How rad. Don't know if I could do it, but it sounds awesome.

permalink written by  Moe on November 18, 2008

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