Namaste once again from steamy Calcutta! We arrived yesterday evening on a flight from Bagdogra after taking jeeps down from Darjeeling.

Yesterday, we had a lovely birthday breakfast to celebrate Jacob at our favorite spot in Darjeeling before hopping in jeeps that took us down the winding hill roads to the airport a few hours away. We enjoyed a fancy dinner in Calcutta last night and this morning we awoke early to visit the Kali Temple.

We leave for Dehli in a few hours with Navita joining us for the first leg of our trip. Her good friend is meeting us at the airport to say hello and bring us our last taste of Indian samosas. I’ll accompany the students all the way to Cleveland…I look forward to meeting all the parents. It’s hard to believe we’ll be on the other side of the planet come tomorrow. I’m enjoying our last few hours of Hindi songs, the rickshaws lining the streets, the taste of chai tea, and the company of our kids and Navita.

See you soon!