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elizabethp Elizabeth Peckham

  • 27 years old
  • From Texas, United States
  • Currently in Auroville, India

Auroville

getting ready for an adventure in Auroville, India!!

Getting ready to leave for India!

Germany Heidelberg, Germany  |  Sep 10, 2010
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Hello! I'm sitting right now outside of a Starbucks in Heidelberg, Germany, and stealing their internet. I lived here for two years when I was younger, so it's nice to be back. I've been travelling around Germany for the past 5 days, and this is my final stop. Mostly, I've loved being here. They really are more environmentally conscious, which I really like. I've been hiking through vineyards and forests, and also been a tourist and gone to castles and churches and fortresses.  I love how, while riding on the train, I passed fields of corn and other crops, then fields of solar panels, with wind turbines on top of the hills. There are fresh produce markets everywhere, and bakeries on every corner, which means my diet has consisted mostly of fresh rolls, cheese, fruit, and the occasional pastry. Oh, and ice cream.  It was a little strange having to pack for a place that's hot and humid, and then come to a place where it's 60 degrees and raining, but somehow I managed.

However, I am very ready to be in a place that has a completely different culture than my own. I've only ever been to Europe and North America, so this will be a completely new experience!  I've had a really hard time trying to explain what I'm going to do in India. I think it's a place you can't really explain unless you've been there, even though I've talked to people who have been there and read all about it and looked at pictures. I really don't have a good idea of what to expect, but I am so ready to be in Auroville and start learning and meet all of you! We're going in 2 DAYS!!

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