The safety and rules here are quite different to Oldenburg. Bikes ride on the road with the cars instead of elevated next to pedestrians. In many roads there are no separate lanes and you have to share a lane with cars. The rules say that you should keep as right as practical but the safety tips on several websites say that if you ride without taking as much space as you need, the chances of getting hit by doors of cars parked on the road or even cars entering the road from driveways is much higher – as drivers are going to look further into the street for other cars and could easily miss a bike. But on the bright side, Google maps shows which roads have bike lanes and recommends very different routes to what you would take if you were driving a car based on safety.
Today I took the drivers’ written test and passed with flying colours. I got all answers correct! I studied hard for the last couple of days although I was preparing using videos even sometime last week. I made it through ~100 pages of rules!
I’ve never seen my dad cry before! My grandmas, my aunts, grandad, and my mum too. I didn’t realise how much I and my getting married meant to them. It’s not a casual, nice celebration, it’s of big grand proportions of big grand and deep meaning. This overwhelmed me and I started crying too but the aachaar (pandit who does the ceremony) as well as some elders told me not to cry so I tried hard to hold it in.
22/08/2010 Hello everyone 🙂 I hope everything is going well with all of you. This is the final mail I’ll send from Edinburgh to all of you because my magical and memorable year has come to an end. I have learnt so much here- Neuroscience and about life and made some very good friends too. … [Read more…]
05/04/2010 Hello everyone, We passed the Equinox on the 21st of March. We celebrated and welcomed spring in full swing. Daffodils now grow where the White and purple flowers did. The Meadows are bright with them. Children are everywhere! Easter seems like a celebration of spring- with all the bunnies and eggs. Days are getting … [Read more…]
07/02/2010 Hello 🙂 It snowed one morning unexpectedly. It is Feb so I thought all that weather is over. But it lasted an hour and melted within the next two days. It’s been raining persistently ever since. My roommate fell ill when it was sunny and got better as it started to rain. She isn’t … [Read more…]
26/01/2010 Hello, It feels like a long time since I wrote. My project is now developing and I have a better clue about what it is about. I’m being trained this frosty month so that I can start my own work from after that. Technical glitches happen every day but if I stay patient I … [Read more…]
18/11/2009 Hello everyone! This time I have more to say 🙂 I have a laptop now. Acer Aspire…metallic midnight blue…it’s my first ever so I’m very attached, and loving to it. I find it very beautiful, efficient and useful 🙂 Thanks to my ‘uncle and aunt’ (though they are too young to be called that) … [Read more…]
09/11/20009 Hi! It’s me again 🙂 All is well with me and I hope you are all equally well. The pressure in Uni to get work done has suddenly risen exponentially and the weather is getting colder by the day. When I got out of the house this morning, it was -1 Celsius! I’ve been … [Read more…]