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October 19, 2013-IndiaDay8-9023

Banasura Sagar Dam

The Banasura Sagar Dam is the largest earthen dam in India, and the second largest in Asia.  It was named after Banasura, the son of a popular King of the state of Kerala. The Dam has become a popular tourist destination for it’s hill trails, gardens, and boat rides.  The dam provides drinking water and […]

October 18, 2013-IndiaDay7-8844

Tribal School

Children of the village will wake up at sunrise and get themselves ready to walk nearly two miles over the hill to their school.  The school doesn’t have the same system as the US does, whereas grades over there are declared by ‘Standards.’  The ‘elementary school’ and ‘high school’ are both located right next to […]

October 16, 2013-IndiaDay51-8560

22 Years

Not everyone can say they are able to celebrate a birthday abroad.  Even though I was away from family, I knew the trip as a whole was far more important than another birthday.  Especially considering there’s nothing to look forward to after you turn 21… right?  (except for renting cars…). _____________________________ This morning’s wake up […]

October 15, 2013-IndiaDay41-8232

Day Four

The kids of Prashanthagiri loved having their photos taken.  The idea of being able to see their picture right after it was taken would usual create big crowds around us during a shoot.  I’ll always remember them shouting “Photo! Photo!” as we were walking up to them.  Being able to take photos and share them […]

October 14, 2013-IndiaBig-7834

Prashanthagiri

Prashanthagiri, India is the small village that Profugo has centered their campaign for human development in.  The village is home to roughly 40 families that make their livings farming (banana’s, rice, coconuts, tea, coffee, and other fruits/nuts/vegetables), driving rickshaws, and doing other odd jobs.  The residents of the community have built their own homes on […]

October 13, 2013-India_Day1_Monkey-7629

India

The Republic of India, which is home to roughly 17% of the world’s population, has a rich culture that varies throughout its geographically diverse land.  The region that we are currently in is known as Kerala (one of the 28 states of India).  Within Kerala, we are in Wayanad, named as “The Land of the […]

October 12, 2013-Dubai_Airport-7539

Dubai

 The Dubai International Airport is often nicknamed “where the east meets west” as it is the one of the largest hubs for the Middle East.  Dubai itself has become well known over the past decade with the rapid development of the city.  Between the world’s tallest skyscraper, man-made islands shaped like different things, and innovative […]