Monday, February 11, 2008
The final day, thoughts, and Thailand, back to Korea
ATTENTION: THERE ARE TWO POSTS PREVIOUS TO THESE. I would say read them first.
The final day I woke up. My chest and shoulders were in pain because I was dropped basically on my face. We packed up and met downstairs in the restaurant. We decided together over food what school to give the fund raising money to and what to get them. We decided to give it to one school and hire someone to oversee the building of a new school, with new stuff. Why would you give one school a sea-saw and one school a new fence when that doesn't help with eduaction. You give one school all the money and help every kid who goes through that school have a better learning environment. I think that is the best way to do things.
After that we got on the bus back to Chennai to fly home. The ride was 18 hours on a sleeper bus...long. Before that we were able to go to "the point" and see where three seas combine. The Aribian sea, The Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal. That was really cool. Got on the bus stopped for lunch and went straight on through over night back to Chennai.
This was the craziest thing I have ever done. Two foreign people racing a rickshaw over 600 miles for 10 days down the southeast coast of India. I can't believe I had the opportunity to do this. On any normal vacation you worry about what time should we wake up and what should we see. This vacation was, hey wake up and try to survive the day so that you might be able to wake up the next day. The whole trip we broke down 5 times, almost died 35 times, I hit a bus, might have killed a dog, gave out school supplies, broke numerous things off of the rickshaw, and got recognized in the street because Art and I became superstars. It was the most amazing thing in the world.
After India we flew to Thailand and got on a bus right away that took us to a ferry. We took the ferry to an island called Ko sam met. It was sun, sand, and scuba for the next 4 days. I had to go back home cause I started English camp that monday. Once I got back I took the longest shower ever and fell asleep quite quickly.
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