We arrived in Kolkata two days ago and have a nice flat for the next two weeks. Really high ceilings, a good bathroom, and full kitchen (stove, sink, kitchen) although we haven't found a grocery store to stock anything yet.
Yesterday we woke at four and walked around the Park Street area. There are lots of parks and shops around. We also bought SIM cards but I do not have a charger for my phone so only Aakash's has been activated. His number is +91 80-17390176. I'll let you know when mine is set up. Once it is, my number is 8017392712, but again, my phone charger is not working, so it's not set up or working yet.
We are currently at the AIIS Kolkata office setting up a few things, which is why we have wifi. We're talking to them and talked to the guy who we are currently staying with about finding a permanent place. Besides that, there is not much to report. Yesterday afternoon I slept for seven hours and again for more after we had a late dinner, so it's nice to finally catch up on rest from packing, moving, and flying. Aakash is being wonderful and taking care of lots of things (taxis, food, etc) as I rest up. Kolkata definitely feels busier, crazier, and more populated than Delhi, but it does not smell as bad (luckily for us.)
In Delhi, we again visited the AIIS head quarters and the next day we had dinner with his family. We were both tired, but they were very pleasant and fun to get to know. Aakash is also trying to slowly teach me Hindi. I've learned to count to ten for sure, but nothing else has really stuck.
Anyways, I wanted to update you all and let you know I'm thinking of you. When I feel rested and am fed, things are great. If not, I am grumpy and frustrated, but I know things will get better in time. I love and miss you all. FYI, on the airplane, Aakash told me he missed Priya and Jonah. So please give them our love from both of us!