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Sunday, January 23, 2011

I was planning to take about a week to pack all of my things but I guess now I know I only need one night! We changed to a different house today. It is still pretty close to where we were before. They have their own set of projects but we all decided to stay at our school. None of us were ready to leave the children. The host family is very nice and they have a great home. Plus they have a washing machine, which was very exciting for all of us after all this time hand washing our clothes. There were already two girls living here when we moved in and one more is coming at the end of the week. I am hoping to plan one last trip before I leave, I just can't decide where yet. There are so many amazing things to see and do here, it will be hard to leave. Last weekend another volunteer and I went to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. It was about a 4.5 hour bus ride each way, which was alot better than the 10 hour bus ride I took  in November to the Tiger Reserve. The city of Agra is not very nice but the Taj is beautiful. I didn't have a working camera at the time so I will upload some pictures that I got from another volunteer when the internet gets fixed at our new house. On the 26th of January is Republic Day and the children at school have been working very hard to prepare. They have been learning song and dances as well as making posters and cards. A teacher at the school is also a seamstress and she has made outfits for all of the children to wear for the celebration. I can't  believe it has already been almost 5 months. It seems like I got here a week ago! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and I will update with pictures soon!

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