As most of you know, i've been in India for the past month and so i thought i'd share some of my photo's/memories/stories with you all.
photo #1, the entire team in heathrow
after arriving in Delhi airport, we had to get taxi's to the british embassy. lets just say the roads are a little different in India. they're bumpy, the road lines are more guide lines and they use their horn just to say "hello". in my taxi, my door was slightly open. so, whilst driving, our driver leans back, opens and closes the door, faces forwards again and swerves to narrowly miss a tree
a funny sign outside a rest stop
waaait a minute! these aren't herbs for food!
ummm, yeah. at the town we were staying in for a few days, it was generally known as "the marijuana capital of the India". mainly because it just grew by the side of the road like in the photo
a scarecrow in a tree? ummm, okay.
our project phase. painting a local school
well, right before this picture was taken, the group was in a river washing and so on (it was freezing, brrr). anyway, we had a crowd of local boys (who would never have seen a girl as uncovered as wearing just a swim suit) who were basically perving on the girls in our group. funnily enough, once the girls got out and our team leader (the man at the front of the next picture) got in, they all left :S
Big rock + pretty views = gud pic!
local children who went to the school
well, in this pic we have a dog with us, we called him Reg and he became our mascot . he accompanied us for the first 5 days, but eventually we had to leave him because he couldnt cross this river in the pulley bridge like we did
follow da leada!
these were natural hot springs! oh my were they hot. anyway, this was day2 of our trek in the himalayas, girls had to go inside the hut on the left of the photo for some reason.
one of many river crossings
the view down the valley (the shadows are me and my friend)
open air temple
he's looking the wrong way!
oh yeah, this is the guy in my tent who woke up on the summit day when it was freezing cold. continued to wake me up and say in a russian accent "aidan please, my dick is cold, and i've heard the mouth is the warmest part of the body. please aidan please"
a cairn stone!
me and a friend had a go at making one ourselves. cairn stones traditionally line the route so travellers don't get lost. we think ours was pretty good.
a pretty cool view we woke up one day and found
the morning of our summit day (this was actually about 5am, eek!
the huge slide of ice we climbed up
the fantastic views from the highest point on our trek!
ok, i lie. the views were terrible because, unluckily, the one time it rained/snowed was the day we made it over the peak. it still felt great to be there though, as you can see by the smiles on our faces in the next 2 pics
is that weird yellow fog?
naahh, its just the emergency tent we put up because it was snowing
the village of mud (no jokes, thats its name)
the taj mahal, quite busy
any of you wanting to see the taj mahal? well, it was fairly nice to say i've done, and you did get this one majestic view of it. but apart from that, it was really really boring . not the best wonder of the world.
someone made some friends
thats just not health & safety at all now is it.
ok well thats all of the select pictures i'm going to put up and most of the stories i can remember. if anyone wants anymore details you can ask me. i'll probably say no but its worth a try. i hope you enjoy the pics. oh and if you have a problem with it all being in orange. tough.