Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wading through Skyscrapers!

Wednesday, 28 May : I woke up early after having spent not a very good night on the bed, got ready, checked through mails, and then had a quick breakfast. It was 9.30, and the Smitkas were there to take us to the Central Railway Station in Hamburg. Our train was to leave at 9.24. My bags were bulging with the lunch packets and water-bottles they had given us. The ICE 75 took us from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Hannover and Kassel. We reached at 2.10 p.m and Mr. Wieser was waiting for us at the platform. We were among the skyscrapers of Frankfurt. (Well, the tallest skyscraper in FRA is ready for sale! Any takers?) Soon we dropped Fr. Susai at the residence of the African Mission with the priests there and we departed for Elz, a small little village of about 8,000 residents, close to Limburg. In the evening, at 7.30 we had an arranged dinner for all the Board Members of the Norbert Mission, following which we had some presentations and discussions about the project Norbert Mission supports in Purbo Bhanjhapara in Malda district. The discussions went on till the sun set--that was at 9.50 ! And after the visitors left, we, i.e. Ulrike, Wieser and me discussed about the plans for the rest of my stay and went to bed.

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