I've had a rather large day, filled with adventure and stories. It's left me with a meager energy supply. So, for todays post, I've decided to honor a request to see pictures of my real-deal Mumbai digs. and leave the real writing till tomorrow.
Let's start with my bedroom. Ranjiv explained when I checked in that the colorful spreads you see on the beds are to be slept on, not under. There is a thin cotton blanket you can see on the foot of the bed on the right, it's under my dark scarf and white shawl, for sleeping under.
My favorite things might be the orange bolsters that move around for easy lounging. Very practical.
Now the all important all-in-one bathroom. Notable features include the shower head in the middle of the room. The sprayer for cleaning oneself up after using the loo. The giant bucket which I have used to soak my feet at the end of the day and also as a basin for shaving my legs.
I adore the kitchen especially. So does Rajiv, I think he likes what it says about Indian practicality and color. Or maybe that's what I like about it.
I know it's dorky, but I just love that the micro-wave settings are country specific. Of course they would be. So, ethnocentric to imagine otherwise.
And one fullllll course Indian Breakfast. Ranjiv expected me to eat it all. I think he was distracted by Payel being at the hospital so he just threw everything he could at me.
I ate as much as I could, put some in a little baggie for later and still had to apologize for not being able to finish it.
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Finally, Payel and I in the living room, which I believe doubles as a bedroom for the family when there are guests. I'm not sure. But, as you can see we are wearing our Punjabi suits. When I look at this I see how beautiful Payel is and how exhausted I am. That's not me fishing for compliments, just an observation on what it felt like to be me yesterday.
That's the tour. Pay your nickel on the way out. Be sure to tune in tomorrow when I fill you in on the harrowing adventure to the other sides of Mumbai.