next leg

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Today we begin the next leg of our journey. We're off to Bija Vidyapeeth: Centre for Learning which is where we'll be taking a course on Food Safety and Food Security from the renowned physicist, eco-feminist, and environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva.

We're hopping on a train for 6hrs to Dehradun where we'll stay the night in a hotel and then off to the farm which is about 30km south of town. There's no internet there so we won't be posting any updates until we're done 8 days later. We don't really have much more information than what you can find on the website, so we'll write about it in detail when we're reconnected to the interweb.

In other news I think I'm finally getting over the jet lag. Last night was the first night that I really slept. Before that it was insomnia at night, and being dead tired during the day. The heat is what makes it so hard to switch: 35C and humid during the day so your energy is completely sapped. It only gets down to 21 or so outside at night, so it's still really hot inside and impossible to sleep.

Last night we went into the centre of Dehli and had dinner at this tex-mex restaurant. Seriously ironic: indians dressed up as cowboys serving beef enchiladas to us westerners. Colonialism comes full circle.