Tuesday, January 15, 2008

January 15, 2008 My host family #1


This is my first host family. From the left is Dr. Satish Ihkal, his wife Dr. Vani Ikhal, me, Satish's mother and his father.
Satish and Vani own the hospital next to the house here and they have been happily married for 8 years and have one son who is 4 years old. They have all been very kind to me and very helpful in sharing their culture. I really am going to miss them when I go to my next hosts in Belgaum tomorrow.

12 comments:

Karen M said...

Interesting that the men are wearing more Westernized clothing. Glad you're having fun :) Looks like quite an education.

Vickie said...

I noticed in the pictures that your not wearing shoes. Is it their custom to go barefoot, or is this a sign of respect to remove your shoes at the door? Don't forget to bring some biscuits home with you for us to try.

Deb said...

Wick pulled the site up after the meeting so everyone got to see it..Everything looks so interesting, I am sure you are gaining a wealth of knowledge...I can't wait to talk to you to tell us all about it..Oh we all noticed something on your forehead...Miss ya ....Deb

Anonymous said...

You really are having a lot of interesting experiences - it's hard to believe you've only been there a couple of days! Thanks for all the postings so far - it's really interesting reading. --Linda and Chris

~jrf said...

So far it looks like you are having a great time, eating, shopping, eating, sight seeing, eating. Is that all everyone does over there???

So how did speaking in front of 1200 people go??

Fernya said...

Hi Misty. What a fantastic adventure you are having. It is awesome to see your comments and pictures.... like we are peeking in on you, lol. Do I see a red dot on your forehead???? I think that means you're available. This is so exciting, I am sharing your site with some of my friends who know you. Enjoy every minute. Have not seen you available yet on skype. We'll keep up with you.

cookie said...

Hey Misty-Fern shared this site with me. So happy to see you are having a great time. This is such a great experince for you. Miss you!
Cookie

kishpaughc said...

Hi Misty, I really enjoy looking at your sight. You have some great pictures. I will keep checking in on you so have a great time and keep up your posts. Love Chris K

Karen M said...

Miss reading updates. Hope you're well and enjoying your great adventure. Maybe you're just in a home without internet? Hugs from family in Florida

The Klindts said...

Yooooo Hoooo Misty, Where are you???

We are missing your lovely stories and pictures... maybe no internet connection? Or are you just too busy enjoying the people and culture of India. We so hope you are having a tremendous time. Can't wait to see what you have been up to.

Deb said...

Not to worry all Misty is at a place where does not have internet servive..We shoud be hearing from her any day now....

vickie said...

Okay, I'm gettung anxious as to the "next chapter". You can't leave us hanging like this. We need to know what happened next! Your probably getting just as anxious to communicate with us!! Hope all is well! Love Ya-Vickie