Packed and ready to go with my 32L North Face Backpack and a tote bag. Best flight ever. Had a whole row of 3 seats to myself and they gave me vegan meals. As I was de-boarding I received an additional vegan meal for the road as it is Ramadan and hard to get food in Qatar. The flight attendant encouraged me to hide it and eat it in secret somewhere. :-) Waiting for my next flight in the Doha airport. This flight is only 4 hours. Then a 3-hour taxi ride to Sadhana Forest. Price of said taxi ride: $30.
My heart is full. I’m ready for this journey. Pause. I’m so excited!!!!
In India I will be volunteering at Sadhana Forest, a volunteer-based community in Auroville, Tamil Nadu. I will work in the forest in exchange for free accommodations. There is a vegan garden to be planted, taken care of, picked, chopped, and cooked. There’s a kitchen to be cleaned, and there are trees to be planted. I’ll also be learning about Sadana’s way of gathering and treating water to create a sustainable community.