Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bombay Residence

This is the link to the hotel where i am going to stay on the beach...It is right on Juhu beach. It only has 32 rooms and I think I am really going to enjoy spending three days there.  Also is located real close to the airport. If you need to track me down, this is where I will be the nights of 24, 25 and 26 Nov.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Final Countdown...

To my dismay, after doing some googling, it seems it is illegal for someone to have an Elephant on the streets of Bombay. I am not going to let anything stop me in my goal of finding one and riding one. If I fail at this task I will be so disappointed. So if anyone knows of anywhere where I can achieve this dream of mine I would be so appreciative of any help or information. With my luck there will be an endless supply of snakes to scare the hell out of me. I am trying to prepare myself for the mass of people and crowds I am to encounter but I think that it will be overwhelming for me. Bellis Fair on a busy weekend full of Canadians is too much for me to handle. I am looking forward to getting a henna tattoo during the wedding celebration I will be attending and that is probably as close as I will ever get to the real thing. I want to experience everything but I fear 3 weeks will not even be close to enough time and I wish I was going during a time of one of their festivals for they sound so interesting...maybe next time..

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nearer yet

So as the trip gets closer and closer my nerves are getting the best of me. My mind is filled with so many pre-conceived notions. Everyone is finding joy in striking fear into my heart. haha... I have heard everything from being eaten alive by bugs, getting some sort of virus and being allergic to milk for the rest of my life, getting kidnapped and never being seen alive again or better yet sold into slave prostitution, and the very worst of all having my sunglasses stolen by some lunatic monkey. I myself do not believe any of this is going to happen (except for maybe the mosquito part) and plan on having a very enjoyable vacation and returning in one peace. 
Although I piece of me will remain behind. I am sure to make new friends along the way and if history repeats they will be some of the closest and dearest to my heart. I'm ready to go and the only thing standing in my way right now is time.....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

With a month before I leave, I am finally feeling like I am almost ready. I have had my shots of A,B, typhoid and malaria and even have meds for the 20 hour plane flight. Having trouble deciding what clothes to pack, I hear it is going to be hot there while back home it will be in the 40's and 50,s. Want to keep my style while being respectful of India's traditions. Looking forward to sharing with Ravi some foods from here such as peanut butter and home made black bottom cupcakes. I will also be taking along a glass bowl I made as a gift for his mother which I hope she will love. As my friends know coffee is very important to me and I will be bringing Starbucks along to start every day off with a taste of home. As you can see Pumpkin wants to come along as well , maybe it is to meet her bf charlie who lives in India or maybe though she won't admit it she is going to miss me :)