Travel Blogs from Rajkot
... had lunch and dinner with family.
So the wedding was four days long. The first day was the welcoming party in the garden of a luxurious hotel. Almost everyone was dressed in western dress. Which provided me with a good excuse for me to wear my new (Indian made) suit. This party was the first time I met Riddhi, the bride.
Day two was the official engagement. Of course Suneet and Riddhi were already engaged for a while, but not ...
... the cows. Some people even feed them. But there their feces are everywhere.
Walking through the town, the scent changes constantly. On every corner you’ll find small shops on the street, a lot of them sell food. This smell is gorgeous. But it is possible that a couple of meters down the road you will smell urine.
In the daytime there is not a moment of silence. The streets are completely packed with people, shops, traffic and animals. ...
... we took a bus to the domestic flights. On the way there was moment that confronted me with the reality of India. It was the first time in my (conscious) life that I saw a slum with my own eyes. It’s an image you don’t easily forget. It was a complete mess, tightly sealed off from the airport with fences and barbed wire. On the other side of the fence there were people sitting and watching us while we passed by.
Arriving at the domestic airport was a prettier ...
... gujarati dhal, spicy sambhar, potatos with peas and chilli, another curry rich with flavours of capsicum and lemon, polenta with herbs and garlic, platters of fresh tomato, shallot, lime and carrot, and a huge array of chutneys, pickles and accompaniments, with a cashew nougat to finish. We ate with our hands (right one only, of course) until we could eat no more. Krunnal's mum and aunt kept topping us up, and seemed to take great delight in piling on more food desite ...
... enjoying the bemused looks of locals - our auto driver frequently slowing down to impress his fellow Rajkotians,milking his foreign guests for every bit of local kudos.
After trudging around the ground from Gate to Gate, the mercury rising we finally managed to blag ourselves into the main gate and readied ourselves for the game. Excellent stadium, good view, reasonably priced, good food options and free water; what ...
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