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On The Blog.

January 27, 2016

It's been over a year now that we've been working in Gajner and you can’t even imagine how much we’ve seen the community develop and grow, especially when it comes to the young girls of the community. Take Rekha for example, my chotti - her nickname, meaning little - w...

June 29, 2015

I knew it. I just knew it, like I always do. As I boarded the train from Agra to Varanasi, a crowded 12-hour train with mysterious looking bugs crawling across my feet, I took one look at the men surrounding us and I just knew. Before the train had even left Agra Fort...

June 16, 2015

I was always told that everything comes to an end and when I was young, this always put me at ease. Every time I had a silly fight with a friend, I would think 'it will end soon', knowing that eventually everything would go back to the way it was. And the same went for...

May 21, 2015

Although my two weeks in the south came to an end rather quickly, the party continued even after my arrival home. As we entered the last week of Lachlan’s stay with us in the Gajner house, plans for a community celebration came about, including an invite to those in th...

March 3, 2015

Pushkar is the ultimate hippy city filled with vagabonds, dreadlocks and tie dyed t-shirts. It’s also been heavily influenced by Israeli travellers. Everything is in a combination of English, Hindi and Hebrew, from shop signs to greetings from locals. Ali and I arrived...

February 19, 2015

Jaisalmer is a magical place, which is why our hostel, Mystic Jaisalmer, was oh so appropriate. Our group of eleven arrived around 5 am rubbing our eyes as we walked off the bus, into tuk-tuks and through the gate of the hostel. The young man working reception led us t...

February 4, 2015

Being white and living in Gajner is like being a celebrity. The village hasn’t set eyes on many foreigners. Even those who stay at the Gajner Palace Hotel mostly just come and go between Bikaner and the hotel rarely setting foot in any of the three streets that the vil...

January 25, 2015

The journey from Naddi to Gajner was definitely a physical and emotional challenge. The entire journey was 21-hours and it all started at 5:30am:

I awake in the below zero-degree morning with wet hair from my late night shower. After stuffing all my remaining belongin...

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