Still fizzing

Last night I did not sleep. At all. 
All I could think of was this list of things that I had to do, from packing to buying tickets, to going to the bank, to renewing my passport, to studying for exams…The list just kept going around and around and around. 

But today I got around to making a give a little page which is like a fundraising page that people can donate to with a credit card. I’ve posted it to my facebook page and I’ll post it here ( Posting this sort of thing on my facebook page is not something I would normally do, but in this case it is definitely the fastest way to tell my closest friends and family. 
If anyone who reads this has any travels tips or tricks regarding India, please let me know. I’m reachable at



A couple of days ago, I got an email from projectforpeople ( which is a company that helps recruit volunteers for the Institute of Indian Mother and Child (
The email was telling me that I had been selected to volunteer for the institute for the month of November 2013. Understandably, I’m stoked.
I have to arrive in Kolkata before the 31st of October and my time there will cease at the conclusion of November. After this period, I hope to travel around India.
Mostly this blog will just provide me an outlet to describe the process of preparing for such a trip as well as allowing me to keep in touch with family at home whilst away.