hands down, the best indian snack food is wada pav! if you don't know what this is, i'll explain. wada pav is a spicy potato vegetable mix that is formed into patties. you dip that patty into a chickpea flour batter. then DEEP FRY it until it's nice and crispy and brown on the outside. … Continue reading best indian snack food
it has been 2 years and 2 months since i was in india. it doesn't actually seem like it has been that long. but it has actually been 2 years and 2 months. (i looked it up!) even though i finished working and living at sangam almost 3 years ago now, the flights and airports … Continue reading 2 years and 2 months
5 weeks until i leave for india!
I'm sick in bed today so I thought I'd take this time to blog about my last few months at work. I've never owned my own house. Well technically I had a house in the village in Zambia but I didn't have to deal with any of the modern world consciences like electricity and plumbing. … Continue reading You Can Pee in the Shower
I am here to smash this common misconception. India has the Himalayas. It gets cold. Now I'm nowhere near the actual Himalayas but winter is upon us here in Pune. I've been gone from 'home' for so long that my body would freeze in a tough South Dakota winter. My winter is sweatshirt, jeans, and … Continue reading India is cold.
It has been 6 days since I drank coffee. David Sedaris talked about quitting smoking in his last book. I remember he wrote that the first transoceanic flight he took after he quit, he didn't know what to do when he landed. He would always rush out of the airport to smoke. When he didn't … Continue reading Coping
I've always considered myself a city girl. I've never lived on a farm. I like things being open past 8 pm. I don't care how much it rains or how the crops are doing. The smallest place that I have ever lived is Sioux Falls, well technically Brookings for college, but I only lasted 3 … Continue reading Noise.
I left Zambia over 2 months ago and I still think about it all the time. I feel like I should still be going back there. Like I'm just on vacation and I'll be going back to resume my village life again. But alas, I am done with Peace Corps and on to the next … Continue reading Oh Zambia!
If you have been a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I've had some very interesting encounters with animals. Well lately I've been having some crazy encounters with some dead ones. The first... Me, Anna, and Julie had a lot of time off before this event and so no one was in … Continue reading Animals… of the dead variety
So for the last week the monsoon has really picked up. Because of that, a lot of new friends have been moving up onto the property from the back field. The snake catcher has been coming almost every other day to come and take away snakes. He came today to search the property for a … Continue reading Of Mice and Monsoons