I am so happy to be in this beautiful place, surrounded by such a welcoming community. My Amma took my hand and led me to her house. I am the fifth Dragons student she has hosted. There were many things to get used to the first night, by my family was so happy and eager to make me feel at home.
The warmth they showed me was incredible. My Amma told me I am her own daughter and her house is my house now. My homestay brother took me outside in the evening to see the lights of Sikkim where our group will be traveling to later in the course. The clouds had cleared away and the mountainsides around us were dotted with lights.
In the morning Kalimpong was surrounded by mist. After the chaos of Kolkata, the environment here is so grounded and tranquil. I am looking forward to the rest of our time here.