We started off our day early in our homestays with a delicious breakfast made by our families. Once we finished, we set off to Krishna’s house for our next attempt at learning the Yakshagana—it was difficult to say the least. After a solid hour and a half of intense cardio (i.e. stomping), we got a much-deserved break…until we started another walk to the Cobra Temple (and on the way we walked by the coconut tree from the first BC visit 5 years ago for a quick group photo).
There, Carlos led us in prayer. Little did we know that this “prayer” was intended to distract us from the children hiding behind us with colorful Holi powder. Before we knew it, we were covered in the chalky substance: Dominic had pink teeth and Natalie had a green, yellow and pink face. Then we returned to Krishna’s house for a dance party.
Written by Jane and Aidan