July 27, 2009

Pune, India

We are safe and sound in Pune, India now...staying with Alex Hamer. We were so happy to finally arrive here after our bumpy four hour bus ride from Mumbai. India is really something...you could never quite prepare yourself for what you see here. I think it is one of those places that no matter how much you read about it and prepare yourself for...you have no idea what it will really be like until you get there.

"If there is one place on the face of this Earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest day when man began the dream of existence, it is India." -Romain Rolland (French Philosopher, 1886-1994)

"If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India." -Max Muller (German Scholar, 1823-1900)