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    IshyFishy1

    by: IshyFishy1

    created on: May 01, 2011 | Auroville, India

    I have been looking at the sky lately, guessing at the possibilities of rain. The most stable weather is here, with the everyday sunshine rain is a treat-depending on how it affects you. Yermolai (definitely spelled wrong), the gardener here at College Guest House, told me he had to take off work to help redo his home's keet roof after a night of really strong rains. My roof hasn't leaked …

  • Parvathy Baul

    DhakDhakGirl

    by: DhakDhakGirl

    created on: May 01, 2011 | Afghanistan

    Yesterday night, I went to a beautiful concert by Sufi musician Latif Bolat and Baul singer Parvathy Baul. One of the best things about Auroville is its support for cultural events showcasing both local Tamil talent and artists from around the world. I had never even heard of Baul before, except as a side note in the Rough Guide to Indian Music. The Aurovillian running the show provided a wonderful …

  • tree of expectations

    rai_of_shine

    by: rai_of_shine

    created on: Apr 29, 2011 | Auroville, India

    so its almost the end of the semester, but at the same time the new beginning of travel through India. i came here with a few expectations, some were not met some were vastly exceeded and all in all ive absorbed so much inspiration and information. The tree I created before I came to Auroville outlines my expectations for myself, my classes and Auroville as a whole. As my roots that …

  • Earth Week and Living Routes..

    andreav

    by: andreav

    created on: Apr 29, 2011 | Auroville, India

    I wonder how many study abroad programs get to participate fully in Earth Day as an integral  part of their semeseter.?...well we do! Earth Week began with a bang! Carbon offsetting and Water Harvesting presentations from current and past Living Routes faculty, and Aurovillians. These were presented at town hall, the hub of central activities in Auroville, open to all who wanted to attend. Then it was  Living Routes students turn. …

  • Hamsa Farm

    andreav

    by: andreav

    created on: Apr 29, 2011 | Auroville, India

    John was a Living Routes student. I think that is what makes the connection with the program so special. He was so interested in Auroville, that he came back to do his final thesis here, and stayed longer than expected. A lot longer. Along the way he fell in love with his now wife, Sweta. They are about to have their first child next month. Hamsa farm is …

  • Earth Week and Living Routes..

    andreav

    by: andreav

    created on: Apr 29, 2011 | India

    I wonder how many study abroad programs get to participate fully in Earth Day as an integral  part of their semeseter.?...well we do! Earth Week began with a bang! Carbon offsetting and Water Harvesting presentations from current and past Living Routes faculty, and Aurovillians. These were presented at town hall, the hub of central activities in Auroville, open to all who wanted to attend. Then it was  Living Routes students turn. …

  • Interview in San Luis Abajo

    perryma191

    by: perryma191

    created on: Apr 28, 2011 | Rural Areas, Costa Rica

    I walked a good forty-five minutes down the dusty, unpaved road to San Luis Abajo: past the school painted with rainforest mural, past the church behind iron fence, and past those huge-eared Brahman cows by the municipal water installation.  I finally got to the house of Don Guillermo*, where we had an interview scheduled for the morning.  As I walked up the street, the kids--5 or 6 ranging in ages …

  • Overview and Highlights

    rebeccaautumn

    by: rebeccaautumn

    created on: Apr 28, 2011 | Auroville, India

    It's time to wrap things up... For those of you who are considering this program in the future- I loved every minute of this experience...but then again I am the "new age flower child" type and meditating on a mountain top is my kind of thing. This experience is what you make of it. I got everything I wanted out of this and more than I never could have predicted. The highlights …

  • Closing Reflection

    MelissaWinchell

    by: MelissaWinchell

    created on: Apr 27, 2011 | Monteverde, Costa Rica

    It has been a wild adventure in Costa Rica and now it's time to move on to the next experience. I have had an incredible time with the people I have met and the places I have seen. I want to remember everything exactly and I'm not sure how I can do that. I've kept a journal during this time that I will enjoy reading back on. I remember being …

  • Semana Santa--Does the Easter Bunny Exist in San Luis?

    MelissaWinchell

    by: MelissaWinchell

    created on: Apr 27, 2011 | Monteverde, Costa Rica

    So it was Easter last weekend. It was really hard not to be home with family for it. Though at home we don't really DO anything, it's more about visiting with relatives and catching up. I'm a bit homesick I guess... I had never experienced Holy Week before. All week my family didn't work. Paola was home for the week as well. It was so much fun having her around. Since …

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