Jan 21, 2010

Wednesday and the loss of Thursday sorta

We are home! Tired seems too little of a word to describe how we feel. Wednesday we took a walk in Juhu and ventured down the little streets off the main ones. Probably not the best idea as we stood out like a sore thumb. We had many young girls with babies come to us saying "baby bocca" - this means baby is hungry. It's heart breaking and comes with the poverty in India. Slumdog Millionare plants the seeds that this is driven by mafia activity - forcing young children to pan handle for money. Not sure if this is true or not, but the locals had told us not to give money so we followed this rule. After our walk we lounged by the pool and watched as the hotel set up for a wedding. What an amazing task! Fresh garlands of beautiful flowers drape the raised wedding stage, the entrance to the wedding area is also draped with fresh greens and flowers. When the wedding started the groom and bride in traditional Indian garb made this a real eye catcher for us Canadians. What a beautiful site! We watched some of the wedding ceremony and were easily distracted by the dancing Hare Krishna's on the beach. They pranced up and down the beach strip belting out the Maha Mantre - a pretty cool site for sure and much different than the spectacle seen in downtown Toronto. Later in the evening we went into Juhu for a seafood dinner with the docs. Pretty sure the restaurant was called Gazelle. The food was to die for!! The restaurant brought us live samples of the fresh fish and prawns...I had to quickly look away as I cannot see it before I eat it. We had spicy prawns, Bombay duck - a very fine fillet of beautiful seasoned white fish, and Pomfret fish which is also a local fish seasoned to perfection. We couldn't avoid having classic butter chicken and naan as well - the best we have tasted! The food was amazing and it was great to have one on one time with the docs to talk about our recent events. The great news is we will soon be in the 2WW should all go well. Will keep you all posted on this. Thursday seems like a lost day as we travelled thru the bulk of it on no sleep. The flights were uneventful and we made it home safe and sound.


A not so clear shot of the wedding taken from the hotel room

3 comments:

  1. welcome home! now looking forward to your next update! xxx

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  2. So looking forward to your next update, Kerrie!!!!

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  3. Watching for an update and praying for your two week wait, cant wait!!!

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