And the MayFair Hotel! The most luxurious hotel in the state of Orissa!

Okay, don’t get me wrong. We’re not spending your generous donations by putting our staff members up in 5 star hotels while they’re in India. The MayFair is a fine hotel by Indian standards, meaning it has a restaurant, somewhat clean sheets and air conditioning. After 500 mosquito bites, the same basic meal for the last six days and uncomfortable heat at night, I’m ready to part ways with Sooch Village. Plus, The Miracle Foundation gets a generous discount at the MayFair, which makes the stay there all the more sweet.

We will be driving from outside of Ranchi to Rourkela, which the Indian staff says is about a 5 hour drive. Ha, I know better. I’m estimating it will be at least 8 hours. Indian time can be annoying if you’re not used to it.

Talk to you when I’m in Rourkela.