Just wanted to give you all a quick update so you know I'm still alive. Its been a while since I've posted. Unfortunately on Monday, my grandpa passed away so I've been pretty bummed. Of all the people reading these posts, I got by far the most feedback from him so I'm glad I was at least able to keep in contact with him during these last few months despite being on the other side of the world... I'll certainly miss him a lot.
This weekend I'm traveling to Siva's home again near Salem in Tamil Nadu so I'll be out of contact for a few more days. Once I'm back, I have less than a week before heading home to Chicago and then after spending 2 days there I'll be headed out to California for hiking the John Muir Trail with Rachael and Alyssa. Despite a fun summer I'm really excited to leave here to go hiking for 3+ weeks. Alyssa and I have been committed to taking this trip for over a year now :)
Last weekend at Pondicherry was fantastic and I'll have to post about that soon. Just not quite in the mood this week to write a gushing review of possibly the best weekend here so far. :/ Soon though.