I have successfully made it through my first two weeks living in Manipal, India!
I think when traveling abroad it is reassuring to know that you will be back home soon.
Right now, it’s a bit odd for me to think removing myself from that stressful environment and going to India has taught me to consistently practice self-care.
My last week is coming to an end and it’s bittersweet.
In my previous post about cultural shock and letting go, what I truly wanted to point out all of the little moments and things in Manpial. These "little things" helped me adjust to daily life quite quickly!
I have less than 3 days left until I return home to Massachusetts.
There is something about Manipal. It’s not like most of the places I have visited in India so far. It’s on the quieter and cleaner side and is considered “urban”, which surprised me because I thought the Manipal area was a lot more rural than I initially thought.
Even after living in India for over 3 months, there are many aspects of Indian culture that continue to surprise me.
I wake up around 8 AM every day here.
One of the things that I really like about Alliance’s Manipal Program is that there is always something exciting for me to do during the weekend