Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hi everybody! So Kaytee and I thought we'd start a blog of our trip to India, since we have lots of Internet access while we're here (though it is a little in and out so we'll have to see how it goes...) For those of you who don't know why we are here, it is all because of a wonderful opportunity from a family friend of mine who lived and worked here in Delhi. Lori taught at the American Embassy School with her husband Todd, they lived here for 9 years, until their daughter graduated high school and they moved back to California. Todd is working for for one more year at the school and Lori invited me to come with her while she visited him, with the idea that we would meet some women connected to the school who could make some of my jewelry. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some of my jewelry made, save my tendinitis ridden hands from the pain of doing it myself, and help these women a little by paying them for the work they do for me. We'll see how it all works out!

I am so so grateful to Lori and Todd for this opportunity! And to Kaytee for coming with me, Keeping me sane, and happy, I'm so grateful for her presence.

Today was our first full day in Delhi. Lori took us on a tour of the old city, the spice market, jama masjid (the largest mosque in India), the red fort, and a Jain temple dedicated to birds. We'll post pictures soon!
- Lexi


  1. tell us more. I want to hear about Varenassi and about meeting the women who will make your jewelry.

  2. Hi!
    I am a web friend of John. I live in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and at present a college lecturer by profession. He gave me the link.
    Its very interesting to hear about my own country from a visitor!
    I just want to offer you one correction: Shah Jehan was not a Mongol emperor, he was a 'Mogul' emperor.
    Its a great work. Loving it. Keep posting.