The Pride Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... avoidance of eye contact; I felt afterwards I treated the devotees as lepers.
This was a big low point - a reality check on my journey through India. I managed to get in touch with a few memories that contributed to my mistrust toward the devotees ... it was a very big memory from my teens, a fleeting contact (five minutes) with a Hari Krishna guy whilst walking to a motorbike show in Birmingham. At the time it left me feeling very vulnerable; ...
... but a little worse than Mexico. Finding wifi connections is not easy in budget hotels, at least a wifi that connects. The best bet is more western style cafes which are popular with westerners and middle class Indians alike. For some reason I could not connect with my iPad but managed to do so with my antiquated small Acer laptop which I brought along solely for writing. It's remarkable how lost I felt when I couldn't connect with the Internet ... what a crutch ...
... we just have to chill out, it's not a bad thing. I don't think we could have handled a third night of partying with Pranav and Jinal.
In the evening Pranav's parents arrived back from a wedding so we all had tea together, even Jane made it. It was lovely to meet and stay with such a welcoming Indian family. We had had a lovely ...
There was a band playing covers of all the classics, old and new including Ed Sheeran and Neil Diamond. The band were given a rest when the MC (Ketan) came on, he was a natural and very funny, definitely a potential stand up comic. Thank god it wasn't my birthday, he got one lady doing some raunchy dancing (bump and grind) and later a bloke had to do some gyrating pole dancing, very funny, so long as it wasn't me!
You must have heard of the Indian ...
... option to save money. What a wasted morning faffing around with transport.
We arrived at Pranav's. His house was in a gated community so it was quiet and away from the busy streets. It was large and immaculate, exactly what we needed after a few crazy days. We had a lovely reception, enjoying a good natter with him and his mum over delicious curry and parathas. The maid prepared the food which was very tasty. We had our own, immaculate ...