Pocket Full Of Sunshine


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The following is a list of all entries from the Travel category.

all the lights that lead us there are blinding

– After making a really silly mistake of having some pink pasta and hot chocolate yesterday I was in alot of pain, which resulted in another sleepless night.
The pain got much better towards the end of today so I decided I’d go out for a walk, as I approached the end of the road I saw the mark on the walk way where I start jogging so I thought ok I’ll jog slowly, no harm in that… Little did I know that my slow jog excelled and before I knew it an ‘A State of Trance’ episode was playing and pumped the adrenaline into my head and I ran all the way home. It was relieving to say the least, I knew it would hurt but thank God the¬†worstpain only lasted about 20 minutes and now there’s just that other constant pain that I can’t do anything about. It was worth it though, every itsy-bitsy second of it.

– I hope it doesn’t rain on Saturday, cos if it does jetskiing is cancelled ūüė¶

– Wonderwall – Oasis. This song is my new obsession the lyrics are really nice.

– I’m not crazy about rock music but lately I’ve really been enjoying listening to Marilyn Manson, his lyrics are unbelievable. Blasphemous at times but interesting.

– The FIRST thing I’m doing when I can eat properly is going to Gaucho Grill. Beef sirloin medium well with pepper sauce… Heavenly.

– I wanna go to Vegas!!

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If you’ve got the poison then I’ve got the remedy

I finally put up some of the pics from Bombay¬†on Flickr here‘s the link. Unfortunatly we weren’t there for long enough to go sight seeing. Hopefully¬†closer to¬†the end of the year I will get to go again.


Bombay Bombay Ka Deewana

Bombay Bombay… Where do I start?

The restaurants we ate in were beautiful, the hotel was amazing but walking in the streets was disastrous. All in all I loved it! I fell in love with the city so quickly but the amount of poverty brought me to tears, literally.
When we were driving to the hotel from the airport I was crying so much. It really made me appreciate what I have. There were families of 5 to 9 people living in 4×5 houses made of cardboard and plastic sheets. The children were naked. The same bathroom was used by over 100 homes. Piles and piles and piles of crap on the road. It was a really sad scene.
There’s so much diversity in the culture, when you walk in the streets it’s full of homeless people, beggers, cows, dogs, rats, random people peeing on the side of the road, then you walk up stairs and out of nowhere you’re in a 5 star boutique hotel surrounded by beautiful people in suits and gorgeous diamante studded sari’s.
I got sick on the first day and was always in a mood because of my stomach cramps but managed to have a good time.

We missed our flight by a minute, we had to sit on the side of the road beside the airport for a couple of hours. As soon as we got in to buy our ticket we found out it wasn’t a direct flight. It was Mumbai – Bahrain – Dubai – Kuwait. We found another flight that was leaving in about an hour which was Kuwait airways. I haven’t flown Kuwait Airways since 1999, in a nutshell the airlines hasn’t changed since. They still play the crappy old films, serve crappy food. The only good thing was the service! We had the nicest stewardesses. The guy checking us in even upgraded us to first class. The take off was terrible, the pilot thought he was in an air show. The flight was full of turbulence from the moment we took off till we landed. Landing was more like an emergency crash landing.

I loved Bombay soo much that it was quite sad leaving it… The only draw-back was the amount of dirt that I faced.

I will be adding a new page on my blog very soon with photos. More later.


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The hotel we’re staying at with ‘Mumbai’ written in Hindi on the billboard

I posted around two months ago claiming¬†D and I were¬†leaving to India in 2 weeks well 2 weeks turned into 2 months. We finally decided¬†to leave¬†tomorrow, we’re really excited! I’m taking my camera with me which should turn out to be interesting.¬†We’re gonna be there for¬†4 days and 3 nights, which should be enough to run around and get everything we need. The name of the hotel is The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower¬†I heard it is one of the cleanest in Bombay, I wouldn’t stay anywhere until I’ve read ALL the reviews on Trip Advisor.

R, D and S were explaining to me how dirty it is and that’s the only thing I’m scared of… I’m going to the co-op tonight to pick up about a litre of hand-sanatizer and detol wipes. I’m dead serious.

I’m looking forward to meeting R’s family and friends since we hear so much about them but I’ve never met her Indian family only the Kuwaiti ones.

I can’t wait to eat dosa and drink gola!!

Where can I find out what vaccines to take before I go? I searched online but I get different answers. Does anyone know what to take from personal experience? And where do I go get them?

 

Picture from Wikipedia user: Nikkul


“… this is the closest we’ll ever get to Paris… “

I was sitting in Lenotre yesterday with D and R, I ordered the club sandwich and only had like a quarter of it so I got the rest to go ‘cos I knew I’d get hungry later at work.. R told me that in Paris it’s rude to have your food to go so I looked at her and said well we’re in Kuwait so it doesn’t really matter then she said something “… this is the closest we’ll ever get to Paris…”

We left shortly afterwards and I was driving back to the office and her words kept playing in my head “… this is the closest we’ll ever get to Paris…” when she said that she didn’t mean to go on holiday, she meant get out of Kuwait for good.. or for at least a long long time..

I got to the office, snapped out of my daze and called R and told her “No baby girl, this isn’t the closest we’ll ever get to Paris, we WILL leave one day and you can bet your 5 inch Louboutins on it”

I printed out a picture of my girls and I and pinned it on to the picture I have of the Eiffel Tower in my cubicle…


Satyameva Jayate

I’m leaving to India in around 2 weeks time.. Has anybody been there or know’s someone who’s been there?.. Does anyone know of any historic/touristic places that are in Bombay or close by that we could possibly squeeze in, in between all the errands we need to run?