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Christmas Day!

Dani, Participant

After sleeping in to sleep off our fatigue from the Midnight Mass, we awoke to a breakfast of Poha, Goan bread, and three kinds of marmalade:  Guava, Mixed Fruit, and Orange, from our hotel. Post-breakfast, we facetimed Shweta, our Program House......Read More

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First day in Goa

Anna Pinkerton, Participant

On Friday, December 20th, we woke up bright and early to catch our 5:50 train from Mumbai to Goa. We arrived in Goa in the early afternoon and spent several hours exploring the public bus system. In the evening, we went to our first event at the......Read More

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Mumbai Day 2

Pia DiCenzo, Participant

After a day of exploring an ISKCON Temple and Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai, we stopped by Yazdani Bakery for apple pie, bun maska, and chai.  As the fresh bread was baked and cooled all around us, we discussed the unique and intriguing nature of......Read More

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Mumbai – The beginning

Sijbren, Participant

This morning we visited the Keneseth Eliyahoo synagogue, one of the oldest Synagogues in Mumbai, dating back to the early 20th century. Then we visited the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales museum,......Read More

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Happiness

Jesus Arroyo, Participant

And it’s the boy playing frisbee with his old man next to me, And his old man playing too.   It’s the smell of the sweet loaves at night.   The skyrises and skyscrapers bring partial protection.   And it’s the family......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Princeton Novogratz Bridge Year India 2019-20

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Winter Excursion: Mumbai X Goa

Sijbren, Participant

For our winter excursion, we’ll be traveling to Southern India for the first time to explore Mumbai and Goa. We arrive in Mumbai on December 17 by train. Mumbai is India’s largest and most metropolitan city. We start with a walking tour of the......Read More

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dieng days

Jacqueline Lydon, Participant

Now that our group has settled into life in Jogja, we’ve began to explore the city and surrounding area a bit more. Last weekend, our group took a 3-day trip to Dieng Plateau. Each week, two students research and present about some facet of......Read More

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Religion

Allie Matthias, Participant

As I sit with my homestay parents and eat my dinner of bakmi goreng (fried noodles), the Call to Prayer echoes throughout the kitchen. I stop what I was saying to them, and we exchange the same familiar smile that we give each other every night,......Read More

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W̶i̶n̶t̶e̶r̶ Wonderland

Fernando Aviles, Participant

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens; Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens; Brown paper packages tied up with strings; These are a few of Julie Andrews’ favorite things. With Christmas fast approaching, I am making sure to get in......Read More