Tuesday, December 06, 2011

A Walk Around Town

Today, Tuesday, is a Muslim holiday, and the schools are closed. Oliver and I walked through the streets of Yemmiganur. The people in the town are all happy to shake hands. The children especially are excited to hear me say, "Hello, my name is Martin. What is your name?" They have all learned how to respond to that in English. Oliver keeps telliing me that my white face is only the second one to come to this town.
Here are some pictures of our walk.

Drive to Yemmiganur

On Monday we left the hotel In Bangalore and drove five hours to Yemmiganur. On the way we stopped at a spring fabrication factory in Anantapur, owned by the Machani family. They have supported my trip and stay, and are benefactors of the school. The pictures show a town we passed through and a temple we stopped at.
In Yemmiganur I got settled into my room. I slept about 12 hours last night.