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From Sheila Wolfson, Interplast coordinator:
For most of our team, this was their first time to the lovely town of Dehradun, at the base of the Himalaya Mountains. The majority of the us traveled more than 25 hours from San Francisco to Delhi and after staying overnight, we continued our journey by bus for another eight hours to our site in Dehradun. Although Dehradun is only 250 or so kilometers from Delhi, the poor condition of the roads that are filled with motorbikes, carts pulled by oxen, trucks and the occasional elephant or camel, made for slow travels. Sugar cane fields, dung factories, small shacks and vending stands were prominent along the roads. As we traveled up the road to Dehradun, those of us who were still awake were pleasantly surprised by the monkeys on the side of the road. We knew our adventures were just beginning.