Finally, the promised post about my India trip!! This one will be low on text and heavy on pictures. I will be back with a more substantive post on various aspects of the trip!
When you go back to your childhood home for 6 weeks, and you plan to do really nothing except eat, chat, and sleep, time really comes to a grinding halt.
You could count the days flitting by, but the hours somehow melded together when you’re curled up on the sofa, below a fan whipping the hot, humid air around you. You sip your nimbu paani (lime drink), crunched on a raw mango laced with salt and chilli powder, turn the page of your book, and carry on!
What did I do with my time? A great question, because I honestly don’t know how that long holiday that I looked forward to came to an end so quickly!
I ate! I did post quite a few food pics in my Instagram feed and I already have a post about delicious Indian street food, so here are just some pics of the stuff I sampled.
I watched the rain pour down and we drove through the streets with water drops tumbling down on all sides. The historic monsoon rains of my childhood where sheets of water reduce your visual field sadly did not occur, so my kids think that I am a bullshitter!
I tried to make friends with some critters, but they would have none of it! There was a time when I came out at night at my relative’s farmhouse in the middle of nowhere and encountered hundreds of moth-like beings who just liked the warm glow of the outside lamps!
Goodies to bring back
The best part of my trip was being able to bring back some childhood memories in the form of books and letters that I had written to my friends and penpals (remember, there was such a thing once?!)! I also brought back some beautiful curios from my folks’ house!
What else? I visited my grandmother’s house and that’s whole another post of the emotional upheaval I felt.
I also had a few observations with regards to the boys and their whole experience, and that’s another post!
I’m also writing a post about my first BlogHer conference experience, so, there’s that too!
I’m really good at promising things that hopefully I will deliver on! It might take a year, but I’ll get it done!