Our Final Blog…
February 25th, 2009 by INMED
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Our last weekend in India – Time really has flown! On Saturday, we spent a lot of time finalizing our research project on lactation practices in the Fatehpur area and then finished our first Bollywood movie “Bhootnath,” which was very cute.
Sunday was a full day for us. We got breakfast at the mess (puri – which is chapatti fried in ghee) with potatoes and peas – one of the best breakfasts we’ve had here! Then, we went to the fellowship service again with Dr. Sujith and some other members of the BCH staff. After the service, we took rickshaws to the bazaar (marketplace) and bought parting gifts for some of the staff here that we’ve worked closely with. After a busy day of shopping, we went to our friends’ house and were taught to make one of our favorite foods here – Chapatti. That is the pita-like bread that is stuffed with potatoes/onions/spices and heated on a skillet with oil. We served it with sweet tomato chutney – yum!! We had so much fun making it and can’t wait to come home and make it for you! It was a busy day and that night we cashed it in early (after our final load of laundry in India!) with our books and another movie. Really, a fairly uneventful weekend, with the exception of an extremely fast-moving lizard in our bathroom
There were many comforts of home that we’ve missed during our time here – but the incredible sightseeing, diverse patient population, generosity of the hospital staff, friendships, amazing food and countless eye-opening experiences have been more than worth our long journey here. It will be wonderful to see our friends and family and get home to a nice hot shower … but we are already anticipating the many things in India that will be difficult to say goodbye to. Thanks for reading our postings and following along with our adventure – it’s been an exciting one and certainly an experience we’ll never forget!