Saving the best for last?

14 Nov

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The 9th of November our 4 month Africa trip was officially over. After a great relaxing week in Mozambique, we flew from Maputo to Mumbai.

India…. The country I was waiting for so long. While sitting in the plane I was fearing to be dissapointed as my expectations were so extremely high of this crazy country. But no. It took me a 45 minute taxi ride to realize that India indeed is THE country that tickles all your senses; the colours, the smells, the noise, the temperature, the friendly smiles and people and cars just everywhere. A complete mess, but an absolute stunning chaos. I am sorry Cape Town, but the Mumbai circus has already stolen my heart.

Tomorrow the real adventure is about to begin. Our friend from Amsterdam arrived on Saturday to celebrate his birthday, but most of all to join us for a motortrip through Rajasthan. Twelve days on a Royal Enfield, just like Manengu used to do with his family when they where living in Delhi in the 90’s.

Ralph, Manengu and I are now awaiting the big day. All three a bit restless in our tiny hotelroom in Old Delhi. Hard to fall a sleep. Two shiny Enfields are now waiting outside our hotelroom, both covered in beautiful flowers, incents and some pictures of Ganesh; A Hindu ceremony lead by Lalli Singh, to wish us luck and good health during the trip. 8 more hours and we are off…!

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4 Responses to “Saving the best for last?”

  1. lettresdezambie November 18, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    wowoooo u definetely want make me do this too..if nanette did it with here kids well so can i some day….thanks for posting. You make me love India already !
    Enjoy , we think of you …a teeny wittsy bit envious too. …….big hugs and kisses

  2. nanette November 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Namaste!!!!
    A total deja vue, I can just hear the good dear old Enfield purring dhuh-dhuh-dhuh, waaauw, by just thinking of it and I can feel the heat and the rain and the musky smell of India! What an exitement again for you guys!!! But hey… with an electrical starter on the Enfield ???? That’s for sissy’s!!!!! Watjes!!!!
    I love seeing you doing the things we loved to do, and of course I am a bit jealous but not really, just very happy that we were able to pass the travel bug/gene on to you!
    Wishing you a save journey and enjoy this extremely beautiful part of India!!!!
    Biggest hugz, Nxxx

  3. Sosha November 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Trip through Africa and now Rajasthan on Enfields… I cannot be more jealous!

    Have fun, guys!

  4. Ly November 14, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Haha… had ik op die motor achterop gemoeten?! Was een leuke reis geworden;-) heel veel plezier en zie jullie heel snel!!! Kus

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