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... 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 ...
... could be eleven waiters (this really happened), of course most of them aren’t doing anything. If something small needs to be done, everyone is trying to contribute (probably because there is finally something to do) which takes ages and results in sloppy work. For instance the packing of groceries in a supermarket, I once saw three guys doing it together. Everywhere you go you will see people standing still or doing work that someone else is doing or has done ...
... 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 ...
South of Rajasthan, the state of Gujarat is a wide peninsula of land protruding into the Arabian sea, with the Pakistani border running along its western flank. An industrial powerhouse, it is one of the wealthier parts of India, as well as being the birthplace and childhood home of Ghandi.
Krunnal (Pat's mate in NZ) is from Rajkot, a large(ish) town in central Gujarat. Krunnal had generously arranged for us to stay with his family for a few days. We came down ...
... Train station first, no available tickets out of Rajkot to desired destination. With the 2nd ODI in Ranchi and train connections not fantastic, we mulled over plans for the next 2 games, decided to give Ranchi a wide berth, and instead plumped for the delights of Kerala, Cochin, fish curries and sunshine. On the waitlist for the train we crossed our fingers that we'd be able to board the train out of Gujarat.