My Experiences Volunteering with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity

My Experiences Volunteering with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity

When I was planning my destinations in India, I was recommended by my friend Anne to stop in Kolkata and spend some time volunteering with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, as she spent a couple of months volunteering her time there during a summer in college. While I did not have a lot of time to give as there were a lot of places on my India itinerary, I was able to pencil in 5 days spending my time aiding the sisters in their work helping the less fortunate of…

Kolkata: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Kolkata: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I arrived in Kolkata after a 3 hour flight from Bangkok After a smooth check in with immigration (Indian visas need to be paid and obtained in advance), I caught a prepaid taxi to take me to Sudder Street, an area rife with guesthouses and known as “backpacker central” of Kolkata. I felt like I had been transported back to the British Colonial period, as they still use the old fashioned looking Ambassador taxi cabs, as we drove through the city, the ride taking about an hour. Since I arrived…