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Adventures in an Indian Village

This is our third student post from India (check out Athul’s and Sonakshi’s too). Wow!  Adhiti tells about something pretty different — the countryside. She took lots of great photos and I think you’ll really feel like you’re there with her. Enjoy!

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Hi! This summer my family and I visited my grandparents in India. Five weeks sounded like a long time, but it went by very quickly. We did a lot of fun activities, such as, shopping, watching indian movies in the big theaters, sightseeing, tasting different types of foods, and visiting our extended family. I’m going to tell you about my trip to the village where my grandfather was born, named Annaram (in the state of Andhra Pradesh).

When we first got there I saw a dusty road leading to a small house inside a gate. The house belongs to my grand uncle and grand aunt. At their house, we decided to explore. They have a well next to the house where they get water from using a pail.

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 6.42.45 PMThen, we got to play with the chickens. My brother went into the pen first, then my cousin and I followed. We scared the chickens out of their skins and they hid in a big bush. They were such scaredy cats, or should I say chickens!

Next, we saw the cows (2 moms and 2 babies). We got to pet the calves, but we washed our hands after in a small fountain.

Then we walked around the fruit orchards and saw some green trees filled with really big fruits called jack fruit.There were also mango, sweet lime, lemon and pomegranate trees.

As we walked out of the gate we saw some small houses. My grandfather’s house was donated and turned into a school as you can see in the picture.

As we kept walking, my grandpa ran into his childhood friends who stopped and talked to him as you can see in the picture. They were very interested in meeting us too. Once we saw most of the village we decided to go back to the house. We slept over and left the next morning. My family and I had a great time on the trip and I hope that when we go back to India, we can visit there again!!!

-Adhiti

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3 thoughts on “Adventures in an Indian Village

  1. Mrs. kapeckas on said:

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with us, Adhiti! It sounds like it was a very special time with your family.

  2. Mrs. kapeckas on said:

    Adhiti- Thanks for writing! I loved that your grandfather’s house was converted to a school.

  3. Anna S. on said:

    It sounds like you had fun, especially with the calves and the chickens!
    Did you try the jack fruit? If so, what did it taste like?

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