Namaskaara and welcome to our sequel of the blockbusting Loop Trilogy. Pete, Sam, Theja, and Bob went out to visit Charlie 1 and Charlie 2; I myself had the honour to spend five full days exploring Kerala with the lovely Tango 5.
We start with “Work hard, play hard” – Charlie 2, captured on digital paper by guest bloggers Kristian Clayton and Jude Whitburn.
Charlie 2 is most definitely in the running for a Raleigh world record in speed of completing the project. On the 4th day of work, only 1 hour in the morning was needed to finish the 11th cesspit and toilet foundation.
|Welcome to the village|
|Welcome to the camp|
|And welcome to work|
The rest of the day was spent playing card games, waiting for the heat to fade away, and playing sports (Cricket that is) with the locals. With a fair share of overs and a pretty sweet innings by Sally, we showed that girls do indeed have a role to play on the pitch.
|Jan in his role as day village jester.|
The group is powered by food locally cooked by the community and everyone is enjoying the incredibly tasty and sometimes a tad spicy samba with either rice or Chapattis. Attempting the local lingo is rewarded with snacks like fried bananas, corn cakes, and rice patties, keeping us all fit for work. Chai has become the group’s most popular drink: Parents, buy sugar, as we will need it in our tea upon return!
|Are these scones???|
|Anything on a banana leaf is defined as food.|
|Barney serenading Jonny.|
The new and improved Loop Trilogy offers a special treat to our dear readers: Every project left a short video-message to family and friends to prove they are alive and rockin'. Enjoy!
Charlie 2's greetings to family and friends
And now: Messages composed for 6 strings: