Becca and I spent this past week with a national family in the town where we do storying trainings. This home stay was an effort to jump start our language learning. It certainly helped to be around mother-tongue speakers all day, every day. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun! Basically, we just enjoyed national cuisine, visiting in homes with many friends and experiencing the culture from the "inside." We even got to go to our first national wedding. For wedding preparation, we shopped for sarees and got mehndhi on our hands. It was such a fun, cultural week. Here are some pics!
1. Us with our mehndi artists.
2. Us with friends at the wedding. The bride is in pink between me and Becca.
3. Me and Becca: the only blue-eyed blondes at the wedding. Boy, did we stand out!