It's been almost eight years since we've been to India - and we are thrilled to be returning in just a few short days!
I'll never forget the time my husband and I travelled there with our friend. I was counting my rupees ahead of time in the airport to see how many I had with me. As I looked at them all laid out in front of me, I said, "That's a whole whack of rupees!" Our friend got a real chuckle out of this term ('whack') that he'd never heard before. Maybe this is a Canadian term. So, as I write this post, I think of you Dean, and this blog post is dedicated to you.
We look forward to exotic Mumbai and the famous Leopold Cafe, (for better or worse), mango lassis, Colaba and all the sites along the way. India is an adventure no matter where you go. A textile (weaver) friend once said to me, "India will always call". As a clothing designer and textile officcinado, India is one of the most amazing places in the world that offers a mind-boggling array of exotic sights, smells and fabrics at every turn. And, not to mention the age-old traditions that have been carried on from generation to generation.
Here is a photo that I took on the streets of Mumbai in 2004. Early morning walk on our way to breakfast. Here was the opportunity and I seized the moment. I've since been back to this site once, but that was years ago, and the lettering was hardly readable then. Maybe I could still find it.
It's hard to believe we are soon to be on the plane. Stay tuned….here we go!