Saturday, August 25, 2007

All is going fine, finished our cooking classes, so no we can make some wicked Tibetan breads and momos, in addition to our recently acquired soup expertise... our instructor, Lhamo, is definitely a great teacher, as well as an experienced cook, so we learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves for our 6 hours under his wing. Be in Dharamsala another day or two, before fleeing to Nepal.
So...
We are currently undergoing a massive multi-part decision, so any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated:
We're debating on whether to return to the States, probably for only a few weeks/months, as a respite before going to S. Korea for a year of ESL teaching. We obviously love, and are enjoying travel, but we definitely miss our friends and families very much, and in one way it seems rather difficult to just roll through another year without seeing all ya'll's smiling happy faces. We are currently applying for S. Korean jobs, so we must be deciding our fate quite shortly... but the options are to fly home to the US for a bit from India (we'd be "home" for 2 months maximum, being bums in CO, IA & WI - with family time being a clear emphasis), or just to fly direct to Korea to start teaching (and therefore finish a month or so earlier), or most crazily - if we can get overland reimbursement from our Korean employer, is to travel through Tibet with our friends Iain & Claire, going through China by train to reach Korea. All 3 are legitimate, and wonderful options, we just have to decide. Sucks to be us, right?
We definitely will be teaching in Korea, in one way we are too broke not to, but also we want to experience foreign culture for longer, but "merely" traveling is wearisome, and we definitely crave a house, routine, and some semblance of Western culture, something India clearly lacks... Going back to the States would literally wipe us out of money, but worse things have happened, and our current cash flow is pretty minimal anyway, since we have been stretching things out in the subcontinent for a bit now anyways...
So any suggestions, comments on here or via email, would be greatly appreciated - after all it's you all we'd be seeing...
Thanks so much
Peace & Love
Anderson (& Liz)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come home for a few months! We could go camping! :)-bak

Stephanie said...

If you come back, be sure to make it to beautiful Utah. A cozy home and happy friends are waiting...

Joshua said...

yeah dude u shd go home! hey wassup its Joshua from Oregon. nice blogzz u got here. if u got the $ it would be ttlly worth it 2 go home and visit ur friends. and while ur at it, if u happen 2 be anywhere near Ashland...

Whoah, I had a cramp in my hand that was making write all crazy like. Anyway, glad to hear you're jiving with Dharamsala and the Israelis. I had a chillin' time there too.

Hey, where's the pics on your site? I seem to remember that you guys upload them regularly.

Life is groovy here is Ashland. We are playing music, going to festivals, camping, and every once in a while working. School starts in a few weeks for me.

Love and spontaneity,
~Joshua