Question: How many locations does it take to book flight tickets?
Question: How many people does it take to reserve train tickets?
Today was a bit frustrating. After being assured last week that I would have internet this past weekend, I was still left unconnected from the rest of the world. So I made an effort to get everything I needed to complete over the past couple days done this morning. Unfortunately, the internet in the head office was incredibly slow (waited almost 30 min for a page to load). We gave up and headed to the TARAhaat office in Orccha. There, the browser kept crashing. We then went to an internet café. Right when I pressed “confirm” for flight tickets, the internet was disconnected. We then headed back to the original head office and finally booked the tickets. Reserving train tickets was another story that gets me frustrated just by thinking about it. Seriously, people here need to learn how to GSD!
The only consolation was that the one village we visited today was probably the most enthusiastic about our educational tool. I especially enjoyed the reactions of some of the older women when they saw the NFC letter sheets. They absolutely loved it! There is definitely potential for some interesting research using this type of interaction in a learning environment.
Tonight, I hope to gain some connection to the outside world. Tomorrow, I hope to finally receive the phones that Nokia donated. Seriously, G. S. D.!