Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tues. 13th

We went to Kankaria Lake and walked all the way around it. I was a beautiful day. Then we went to the zoo. It cost us Rs 10 (25 cents) for the lake and Rs 10 (25 cents) for the zoo.

We had lunch at the Fortune Hotel. They had a very impressive buffet of veg and non-veg food. We then met Pranav for coffee and then returned home for a very beautiful evening.

When we returned home, I went out on the balcony and watched the monkey's on the concrete fence. The dogs kept chasing them up the trees. We had left our balcony doors open when we left. It's a wonder our bungalow wasn't full of monkeys. Those big long tail ones. They have bars on all the windows to keep the monkeys out. BUT the big quadruple doors we have unto the patio has nothing to keep them out. I think that would have been a BIG mess. But we were lucky this time.

Tomorrow is Uttarayana Punyakalam, Kite Flying. In India, where these kites were invented, they are flown daily from Rooftops and during the "Kite" season at large festivals. The line used is called Manjha, a glass coated line, and each flier attempts to cut every other kite out of the sky. The last kite flying is the winner.

We are having breakfast at Pranav's, lunch at Neil's and dinner with Snehal. So it shall be a very festive day.

1 comment:

Bengi said...

OK Don't mean to be a pain in the a_ _ but do you think it was smart to go eat in a hotel restaurant! Isn't that exactly where the last events occured? Please put on your thinking caps!