Hotel Shree Panchratna
Travel Blogs from Pune
... at the
Paper store, oh and of course my wonderful teachers from the AIIS institute:
Sujata, Shushima, Saroche, Supriya, Chantanu, Meenal. And not to
mention the countless wonderful people all along FC road at Shrishti and
the two clothing stores by The Chai. These are all wonderful wonderful people
who have made me feel safe and happy and involved here in India and without
them I would have crumbled. I love and
thank them ...
... involved a lot of chai and usually descended into hilarity. In one lesson we asked them each to describe the person sitting next to them, and we accidentally paired a mother and daughter-in-law together. It started nicely until the mother-in-law said "Rani's height is very short" at which point Rani quickly re-versed her description and retorted "Laxmi is a fat and naughty woman", continuing with a string of further abuse. As well as wit, they certainly have sass ...
... you are and whatever the circumstances, you will always have a good time. I marvel at how each of my visitors have come to India and had a vacation that was perfectly tailored to them. Though we missed out on possible elephant and tiger sightings, tea and spice garden tours, and backwater boating in Kerela, we instead got to know Pune better (We told ourselves it would have been ten degrees hotter and way more humid in Kerela so we dodged a tiger mauling ...
... beyond the sea:
Sophia: Today we finally got to explore Pune but it turned out to be more challenging than I anticipated. We ended up having to walk a mile to get to the post office. The highlight of the walk was seeing a man peeing on the side of the road. At least I got to ride a rickshaw again.
Megan: Wow! Today was amazing! We did the ...
... BIRTHDAY DAD!!!
Megan: Today was long and exciting. It was Indian afternoon and we got henna done and we learned how to tie saris. Alvin told a joke about a duck, a bar, and a grape. It was hilarious!! :) We also sang camp songs!
Emma: Today was lots of fun. I got to get to know my roomies better, learn the Welsh alphabet, get mehendi done professionally and do ...