Kingfisher airlines, from Hyderabad to Vijayawada, old school propeller plane.
Landing among the rice fields to Vijayawada airport which consists of a shed and a rickety yet ornate control tower. unfortunately am not allowed to photograph it till i get inside.
Am met at airport by children bearing flower garlands!!!This is not usual for me. Am struggling with some body language differences. There is a particular shaking head gesture that i just cant read, sometimes it means yes, sometimes it means no. It is causing me consternation.
The children here are incredibly tactile, even though they are brought up in a loving environment, being orphans they obviously don’t get the same amount of attention as other kids, so they immediately come to you even if you are a stranger and want to hold your hand or climb on your lap. There is no shyness, just a constant need for contact. They also call every adult “mummy” (or occasionally “sister”) or “daddy”. Again this is strange for me.