Now that I am home from India I really have no idea where to start or how to get across how wonderful and absolutely amazing the trip was. There are so many stories that my plan is to write a little at a time until they are all told.
In the areas that we visited to most common language is Tamil. Vanakkum is a greeting, used with hands together under your chin with a slight bow. Thanks to a few boys at one of the centers, I learned several words and expressions in the language. Here is a picture of my teachers:
Every center we visited gave us warm and wonderful welcomes. Here are pictures from some of those welcomes. I hope you enjoy!
A traditional dance:
Throwing rose petals:
Extravagant welcome art: