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My name is Rodger. I'm taking Gap before going to University next year. I'm currently in Bangalore volunteering with GapGuru. I'm having a great time in India with some exciting people. There is lot to offer anyone looking for something completely different from England.
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On leaving England I was aware from what many people told me that India
is a busy, bustling and on the move country, but merely from the taxi
journey from Bangalore airport to my home stay, nothing could prepare me for what I saw.
Having read travel guides I now completely agree, I don't think
anything will compare to my first trip here, I have seen some very
strange things, met some interesting people, ate a massive amount of
rice and have found everything challenging, but at the same time
exciting and enjoyable.
My last ten days have been spent completing a journey of well over a
thousand kilometres, standing on ground over 5000 metres and combining
the smooth and efficient delights of India's rail, air and road system
(giving me an aching spine and comprehensive exhaustion.)
Eleven days ago I left Bangalore and flew to Delhi
with five others, we were set to embark on a trip that would take us as
far as Leh, Northest Indian in Ladahk, a region of mountains, snow,
patchwork roads and traveller hippies.
my placement with Gap Guru in mid August and chose to travel the north
of India before leaving home just before going to university. At first
this was a decision that I was little weary of making, traveling on my
own and being nervous about trains, HUGE distances and not really
knowing where to go and what to do. However, having arrived home
yesterday, I can honestly say that the last thirty or so days have been
some of the most exciting and memorable of my life.