Here I am. And here I go. Tomorrow I go to McCluskieganj, a village 2.5 hours from the big city. There is internet there, but power goes out often. Rajesh said the last power outage lasted 15-20 days.
Even here in Ranchi, the state capital, English speakers are far and few between. I am the only white person I’ve seen in days. I’ll have a translator most of the time for the next few weeks, but boy, is my Hindi going to get better.
Tonight, I drink beer and watch American TV in my posh hotel, in my AC room. Living it up in my last few hours before 6 weeks in the village!
I have that feeling again. The feeling of looking down into the rabbit hole. Only this time, I really have no idea what’s on the other side.