i chatted briefly online with these adventurers this morning. they were in an internet cafe in new delhi, after spending 36 hours on a train from bangalore. zoë reported that the trip was great, and that the time went by fast. they were in delhi for only about a day, and they'll be catching a bus any minute now to dharamsala. they'll spend sixteen hours on the bus, and then they'll be hanging out in mcleod ganj for a while. that's where the dalai lama lives when he's at home (which he is!), and it's home to many tibetan refugees. they will be looking up at the himalayas! it will be cold, or at least cool! the town is more tibetan than indian, so it's very much like going to an entirely different country. at least, this is what i've read about it -- i am pretty excited to hear their reports and see their photographs, once they get settled.
zoë made this gap year map that shows everywhere they've been so far, and it's kind of mind-blowing.
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