After an action-packed fun day yesterday, I slept like a baby, went running and hopefully will have a productive morning before we have to help with registration and meet the parents this afternoon. But I'm so ready to stop talking about all these hypothetical situations and start teaching!
|Rooftop swimming pool- Tyler and I decided we're going to risk and go. He's training for a triathlon- I need to appease my inner fish, because I'm a mermaid.|
After that, I met up with Abdi, the couchsurfer for yesterday and he took me on an awesome afternoon adventure (mom, you may not want to read this part). He picked me up on his motorcycle, which is his pride and joy. Supposedly, it's a top tier bike and he's planning to trade it in for a Harley within the next couple years. He's also hoping to go on a fifteen day motorcycle safari early next month with one of his cousins. It's an established triangular route that starts in Delhi, goes through almost all of Kashmir, through the Himalayas. I can't imagine starting in 115 degree Delhi weather and then biking through areas of mountains where there's 12 feet of ice on each side of the road. I had so much fun seeing the city on the back of his bike that I'm sure that would be an extraordinary experience.
He took me to a delicious restaurant "Sixth on Main" which serves Indian food but is popular with the foreigners- he recommended some sort of potato dish which was more sweet than spicy and epically delicious, especially with mint-lime soda. After some excellent conversation (this 22 year old is wise beyond his years), we stopped at his flat to meet the rest of the guys in his apartment. He lives on such a cute street within walking distance of the yoga studio- this city is a place that I could actually consider living- spiritual, quiet and nice. The flatmate and metalhead I met yesterday played for me a song that he engineered from scratch with this music mixing program. It was unbelievable how he layered piano, guitar and drums to create this "sexy" tune that sounded like it was made with real instruments!
Afterwards, we headed to the center of town, driving by the Mysore Palace and 9-square-kilometer zoo to a lake and nature park. The park wasn't huge but it had an aviary with an incredible mix of birds and multiple varieties of peacock. We got to see a male flaunt his tail feathers for a female who heartlessly refused his advances. Poor guy had to pack away his feathers in defeat but we enjoyed the show!
|Light and fountain show- I felt like I was at the Bellagio, Las Vegas|