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Activity Week 2012: Bangalore

Every year, Woodstock sends all the senior school students out for an activity week during fall semester.  Typically they go on treks or visit villages or do service projects.  Seniors get to plan their own activity week activities and this … Continue reading

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quarter breakings: a weekend with beth and sethany

We were blessed to have Bethany’s brother Seth visit us at the end of September. He was in the country for three weeks for professional reasons, providing musical events for some ministries in South India, and was able to finagle … Continue reading

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pictures: nubra valley and the legend of khardung la

Our last major excursion from Leh was to the Nubra Valley, which lies about five hours’ drive northeast of Leh. The route takes you over the Khardung La pass, which is advertised and known as the “highest motorable road in … Continue reading

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photos: a tour of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries

A couple of our days in Ladakh were spent touring the monasteries within a two hour radius of Leh.  These striking structures can be seen for miles away, perched up on rocky outcroppings throughout the Indus Valley.  They all shared … Continue reading

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excursion #1: pangong lake was tso beautiful

After a couple days rest in Leh, we headed out to the Pangong Tso, a famous high-altitude lake that sits on the border between India and China. Pangong Tso is 83 miles long (most of which is actually in China), … Continue reading

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mussoorie to leh: lessons in the art of indian driving

Two hours after final staff meetings, we left Mussoorie with a couple of Aussies, Matt and Meg and set out for the hill station of Shimla.  Inside the car were a) one pregnant lady prone to morning sickness (Meg), b) … Continue reading

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worlds are colliding: and they’re killing homesick abe

We are already a month behind, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that our good friends Julia and the Johnsons came to visit last month.  It was a sweet visit for all involved and are thankful to … Continue reading

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