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Rural Homestays in Sittong have Begun!

Yesterday we arrived in Sittong for our rural homestays. We will be in Sittong for the next week, from here heading out on a two day trek towards Darjeeling before moving on to Mirik for Transference.

We are looking forward to falling in the the rhythm of life here. Despite the slower pace, there is so much to be involved in! Yesterday we had the opportunity to plant rice (which of course ended in a mud fight) and then went swimming in a nearby river.

We are looking forward to learning more about bamboo weaving, tea making, farming, and playing soccer with the community to name a few things. And of course spending time with our families and learning more about Lepcha culture.