Lemon Tree Hotel, Ahmedabad
Travel Blogs from Ahmedabad
... for the first time in India with Mallory.
I had chai and went to CEPT for the last time.
I have been told by a family friend that in Gujarat, they do not say "Goodbye," but rather "Aavjo," meaning "Come Again."
Therefore, while I am upset about leaving India, I know that I will be back someday. I cannot wait to share all of my stories with everyone.
The time is here:
/ in 3 hours I will be leaving for ...
... were at the market. What was even crazier was that David told us that when they went on a weekend, it was even busier! (If it had been busier, I would have had a panic attack.) I was feeling claustrophobic just standing there taking the first few photos, let alone when we started walking around. After walking around for 20 or so minutes, it became clear that this marked sold everything! Vendors were selling objects from rugs, to paper goods, to undergarments. ...
... India? Do you like the Kite Festival? Is this your first time in India? But, unlike most people that I have interacted with in the previous days, the man did not go away, but rather began to tell me his entire life story. His name is Amriv. He is a 24 year old engineer who is an Ahmedabad native and would like to move to New York City some day. He also began to talk about Barack Obama at which point I was like you can go away now. (I was told to not discuss religion ...
... or ‘I love tattoos’ and some would say the opposite. Our questions to them were roughly ‘Do you like any of them?...Why?’, “Do you notice any similarities? Any differences?” (trying to draw out age differences or cultural reasons for getting the tattoos, then seeing if they could tell where any of the images were from - our pictures included: Indian, Polynesian, American patriotic, African tribal, Chinese ...
... at the core of India’s identity. Among the activities encouraged by Gandhi was cotton spinning as part of a simple productive life, and I encountered a man at an old spinning wheel who invited me to take pictures pretending that I too could spin. Soon after, my exhaustion finally caught up with me and I fell asleep on a bench in the shade of a giant tree.
I awoke about half an hour later, and having not yet heard back ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet