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Welcome to the Official Blog for Raleigh India 12J September - December 2012.

Tuesday 24 January 2012

A magic dwells in each beginning...

The advanced fieldbase team arrived at Bangalore airport on 21 January at 3 am after what felt like days of travelling. Torn between overfatigue and excitement - the coming adventure, first impressions of India and its traffic insanity, the music choices of our lovely drivers small Manju and big Manju - we made it through a three hours drive to Raleigh fieldbase near Mysore – our new home. There was only one thing on our minds: SLEEP!

But no rest for the wicked! Getting-to-know-each-other-games (wait, what was your name again?), a closer look into our respective roles, and an introduction to the fieldbase facilities with Simon (Country Expedition Manager), Petr (Deputy Programme Manager) and Theja (Host Country Venturer co-ordinator) were on the menu. Also on the menu was our first taste of delicious Indian food, which does an excellent job of making strangers become friends in just one day. Exhausted, but with the happy sense of a new home, new friends, new knowledge and new adventures, we fell into our beds.

Fun fact: India is five AND A HALF HOURS ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. WHO COMES UP WITH THINGS LIKE THAT?

 Very special festival cows

 It may not look like hard work, but it is!

1 comment:

  1. Gillian and Dominic Fairlie11 February 2012 at 02:40

    Hi Ursula, I hope you have all had an excellent flight and journey and have a lovely sleep to recover!
    Have the most amazing time - we cannot wait to see the blog photos and to hear "first impressions"
    lots and lots of love mum and dad xxxxxx