So I realize starting a blog AFTER I've been away for three months in Rwanda doesn't seem like the most logical idea, but I figured that it's better late than never.
For all those that I haven't had the chance to fill in entirely since my return six weeks ago, I'm going to be participating in a month-long community development certificate course in Warangal, India. I got accepted by means of SOPAR, a teeny tiny NGO based in Gatineau with a pretty special link to this region in India. There is going to be about 3o other participants, 9 others from Canada and I think the majority are from South-East Asia.
I'm leaving tomorrow evening and I suppose I should expect tightened security even though I'm not flying through the U.S. I'll make it to Hyderabad just after midnight on Sunday and then it'll be a two hour drive into Warangal, which I'll be making with the other 9 Canadians.
On a side note: My poor friend Nasim is having a rough time, it's less than 36 hours before our flight and she's still working on getting her Indian visa, just because she was born outside the country! So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well and that she turns on the waterworks at the visa office this afternoon.
I'm not bringing the monster. That's my pet name for my laptop. This means I'll be at the mercy of other people to use theirs or I've been told the Centre were our seminars and workshops will be conducted has a few. If not, we have Sundays free so I can always get out to an internet café then. And just FYI, it's a 10.5 hour time difference with Ottawa, so that might make Skype difficult.
So my apologies for all those that I couldn't meet up with, or contact before leaving but I hope some returning hugs and road trips will make up for it!
Catch you on the Indian flipside amigos.