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Traveling from state to state in India lends itself to new terrain, scenarios, and traveling options. For instance, from Delhi to Assam we were afforded a lot of honking (honking means something different in India..more of an “here I am” thing than an aggressive thing) and we had lanes although they were more of a suggestion than a rule. Now we were headed into more rural areas and were no longer traveling along paved roads but rather a dirt/muddy road. There was now a lush amount of greenery and more free range animals roaming around on roads and along the sides. We also traveled by ferry where we loaded up our cars and then sat on the deck for the half an hour ride from one bank to the next. We could see that there was work being done on bridges as an alternative way to travel from one side of the river to the next, but we were informed that this has been at least 10 years in the making and no one was sure when it would actually be done so ferrying across is currently the one and only option for traveling across the river. As we made our way to RIWATCH and introduced ourselves to some of the staff and people at the facility, again, dinner was vegetarian and I think we were all getting into the idea that meat is not something that is expected at every or any meal – like it can be within the USA unless otherwise stated – as we have now entered a mostly vegetarian diet. The meals have all been very delicious and I can’t say I was missing meat all that much, but I am not sure if everyone else held this sentiment or not.