After traveling all night we arrived in Delhi around 5am and were greeted by the IES Staff and given beautiful fresh flower leis. On the bus ride to the hotel we were greeted by an elephant in the middle of the highway; it was the perfect introduction to India. When we got to the hotel I was so excited that I did not want to sleep but it didn’t seem like I had any other choice. I unpacked, set up our room and took a little nap before lunch at the IES center which is a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
After lunch we had a lecture about culture, health and safety and finally a Hindi workshop to improve and expand our language skills. It finally came time for the Bollywood dance workshop and we were all so excited to do some dancing! Our instructor has been going Bollywood dance choreography for the past 12 years and he was awesome! In the hour we had our lesson we learned the first half of a dance. We all had so much fun competing in groups against one another, singing and dancing and we even have plans to do more Bollywood dance throughout our time here.