Needless to say, there has been little down time, except for the naps that seem to be required almost daily to try to get my body back to working order. I think the heat really might have taken it out of me more that I thought.
I got together with six of the American women that were on the trip with me this morning for coffee to reminisce and chat about it. We all seem to be going through the same things. The napping. The feeling like we could have taken on the world and now we are back here. The freezing weather (ok the 30 degree centigrade temperature change). Wishing we could go back - NOW.
Looking back at the hundreds of photos I have taken brings back the memories. I survived the smells and 'dangers' of India that Jim was worried about - the curries and spices that I don't like here. I survived the trash strewn alongside the roads. I even survived the crazy driving. That part was quite exhilarating at times. I now will not blink when I see the Dutch riding their kids around on bikes without helmets. Not a big deal anymore.
We have all decided to head to the SkyDrive to share our multitude of photos since many of us are avid photographers. We took photos of each other, of the villagers, of the villages and so much more. Who knows how long it will take to go through them all, but I know we all saw the week through our own eyes and its amazing to see the minute differences someone else's perspective puts on it when you were in the exact same place. I can't wait to see all the other photos.
I will have more photos on my facebook page, but for now, here are the photos from the wee early hours of Saturday night (Sun 2am) when we arrived at our hotel in Chennai after the long flight and Sunday driving to Pondicherry.