The Day I Became a Train Hopper

Today, I was telling a friend about this post. It is one I wrote in 2014. Since I’m not writing new posts until my wrist heals, I thought I would reblog this one. Enjoy!

Living, Learning and Letting Go

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I didn’t start that January 2014 day planning on becoming a train hopper.  Far from it.  My intention was to accompany my daughter, Chaitanya, to her dentist appointment.  Since her appointment was at Amma’s multi-speciality hospital in Kochi (India), several hours away from her ashram in Amritapuri where Chaitanya lives, it was bound to be an adventure, but train hopping was not supposed to be part of it.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS)

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) began in 1998 as a 100 bed hospital and has grown into a 1400 bed tertiary care center with a campus that includes a School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, School of Pharmacy, and a Center for Nano-sciences and Molecular Medicine.

I have wanted to see AIMS for a long time, but once I arrive at the ashram on my yearly India…

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6 thoughts on “The Day I Became a Train Hopper

  1. Isn’t Chaitanya a male name? I think it lies more on the gender neutral side. Anyway nice story. The reason you couldn’t find AC cars was that it must have been a small route passenger train, there aren’t any AC cars in that. Also it is quite common here for trains to abruptly change the direction at a large station, usually what happens is these stations are junctions for many routes so it is necessary for the train to stop there as a lot of passengers depend on it and since there are a lot of routes going out of the station you are more likely to change direction, oh and I could talk about Indian Railways all day long.

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