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Sunday 7 April 2019

We began our day with great anticipation despite the 4.30am wake up call to be packed and up for a quick cup of tea and a slice of toast. We made our way over to the busy train station where many people were gathered. This was a fast–paced procedure to pass through security with all our rucksacks safely to the right platform. We were all very thankful for Jo who had put great thought and preparation into getting us there safely! We all had nearby seats and settled into our cabins safely ready for our six–hour journey. As the sun rose, we got an amazing view of different rural parts of India. On the journey we enjoyed seeing monkeys, cows, dogs, chickens roam the land. We also got the chance to relax and get some rest to prepare for the busy week ahead. We made some arrangements for our dance workshop which we are all very excited about it. We made a brief stop at McDonalds before making the final journey to the Himalayan Club hotel.  This journey was one we will all remember and a lot of us felt exhilarated by the views and the bends. For me personally, it was like a one–hour long rollercoaster. Thankfully Sarah had a sleep mask which I put to great use. We were surprised at the amount of people who appeared to live on this mountain and it gave us a good insight into Indian culture. 

Dehradun
Dehradun

We finally reached the top and dropped our bags off and organised our rooms. We then had a bit of a talent show getting prepared for our dancing tomorrow. We were lucky enough to get to explore some of the villages which was a lovely opportunity. We even got to see a monkey perched up on a motorbike. This was a great day for all of us, we have relaxed this evening and taken in the beautiful views. We are all heading to bed early tonight in anticipation of an exciting day teaching tomorrow! 

Catherine McGarrity

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on Sunday 7 April 2019