Curry-Filled Adventures: By Wyatt Hardesty

My first impression was that of a deer in headlights. From hefting 40 LB duffel bags into the tarp covered back of a truck to driving up roads that were only 10 feet wide, the winding roads from Amritsar to Chamba were insane. The amount of times our driver swerved into the opposite lane to pass a slow bus or truck was countless. By the time we got to our hotel, our entire car was fast asleep while I had white knuckles gripping the handles of our vintage Toyota.

I’m not going to lie; I was mentally unprepared when I arrived here. I had no idea how hard teaching these kids would be. Three days in, my back is aching my hands are dirty and filled with grit, but I continuously try my best to improve their English.

Throughout my short time teaching at Dulla, my eyes have been opened, my horizons broadened, and I truly understand how difficult being a teacher is.  How many times I’ve acted out or goofed off in class I can regret.  To sign off I’d like to give a huge shoutout to Allison and Brooke for making this possible.