I am so lucky to get this valuable opportunity to visit this amazing country,Vietnam.
As my first day arriving at the airport, I received a warm welcome from everyone here the team members, the host family ,English teachers and my lovely students as they are very caring and supporting. AIESEC team supported me a lot as they helped me settle down in a quite different cultural environment, Introduced the culture to me and kept track of my volunteer work. I'm glad to meet them and build strong network in Vietnam. My host family supported me a lot although we may not communicate with each other because of the language difference, they tried their best to make things easy for me and provide everything they could help with me. They me helped me to explore different cities in Vietnam during my project. As my work was there to teach English to the students in an english centre earlier I was very nervous but later I got used to of it and loved it as I taught 3 years to 60 years of people. I met other volunteers from different countries and later we became family the best part of this internship. As I was travelling and exploring while working the two months. On the last day the people and the student showed me the gratitude as I helped them to learn English, which made me sad to leave them. I wanted to stay there forever but here I came back home with alot of unforgettable memories. I would like to thank AIESEC for providing such kind of platform and exposure to youth where they can actually explore not only the new things but themselves too as I explored and discovered different possibilities of myself to survive in a new and different kind of environment, This exchange gave me a platform to learn a lot of new things, And the credit goes to AIESEC Jaipur for linking the world together with great opportunities!
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After reading concerns about the treatment of the elephants that ferry tourists up and down the steep approach road, We were keen to visit a more humane elephant experience. Dera Amer elephant village, 120 hectare elephant sanctuary. The sanctuary contains open bedrooms for the elephants, a watering hole, hospital and the owners and their family live ON the property to ensure they are safe and well looked after.
As we stroll through the property's entrance, we're greeted by one of the camp's resident females. Her name was Lucky and she was 35 years young.
We got to ride Lucky, with no harness, no heavy cradle just a blanket and our butts with the help up from Lucky's trunk.
I was reluctant about doing an elephant ride but the guides explain that their biggest challenge is giving them enough exercise.
In the wild they'd walk 30-40 kilometres per day and even on a property of this size it's hard to recreate that.
We got to feed Lucky a WHOLE BIG BAG of Bananas, I offered her a banana, which she gently took in the crook of her trunk and curled into her mouth.
We then got the chance to decorate her using water-solvent vegetable paints (vegetable oil and coloured plants) . While we clumsily colour in, the guide constantly talks to Lucky, patting her and gently cradling her trunk.
Even to the casual observer, it's clear the animals are well-looked after. Many of the elephants we've seen on the streets of Jaipur are wide-eyed with apprehension, here they're calm and relaxed.
Lastly, bath time. Using a stiff brush we scrubbed Lucky, her skin thick and coarse. I was worried I was pressing too hard but in the wild elephants rub themselves against boulders and trees far more vigorously.
Lucky was having a great time racing to the bucket of water as it filled up and spraying us with water as we washed her.
Overall, I feel like it was a pleasant experience for all. 🐘 #india#elephant#elephantvillage#lucky#jaipur
Сегодня хочу рассказать о "розовом городе" Джайпур в штате Махараджей Раджастан. Называют его так за цвет песчаника, из которого возведены строения. Еще более «розовым» он стал в 1876 г., во время правления махараджа Саваи Рам Сингха (1835-1880 гг.): здания и крыши города выкрасили в розовый цвет в честь визита в город принца Уэльского Эдуарда.
В 1948 г., после обретения Индией независимости, Джайпур стал столицей образованного из 20 княжеств Раджпутаны штата Раджастхан. Розовая окраска зданий сохранилась как дань традиции. Очень колоритный город. А на фото знаменитый "Дворец ветров" Хава-Махал. Это величественное 5-ти этажное здание, полностью построенное из розового песчаника, предназначалось для размещения в нём гарема. Архитектурная фантазия, вся состоящая из балконов и окон, относящихся к концу XVIII века, на самом деле только фасад. Такая конструкция позволяла женщинам, находившимся во дворце, непринужденно наблюдать за тем, что происходит на улицах, укрывшись от посторонних глаз, а внутри был сад и искусственный водоём, которые, увы, не сохранились до наших дней.