On Saturday we caught the train to Dehradun and had an overnight stay. We visited the markets and went out to the Tibetan Stupa at Clement Town. We removed our shoes to look inside at the thousands of murals. There was a code of silence within and so it was a serene experience.
On Sunday we were picked up by Neva Whiteman and we drove up the misty mountains to Mussoorie and the Woodstock School. We will be here for a week as I work with different classes.The house we are staying in, Doshisha, is built of stone on the side of the hill and looks out across to Fairy Mountain. In the mornings and evenings the mist creeps in quietly as the clouds drop and it is eerily beautiful.
On the first morning we had a visit by a troop of rhesus monkeys who raided the garbage bin.There were mothers with babies on their backs and huge males as well as an assortment of teenagers!!
Kids have been great during my classroom visits and have asked some very pertinent questions. The little ones love the Australian animal puppets.