Tuesday, 18 February 2014

A little boy in the big city

Imagine you are seven years old. You come home from school on a normal Wednesday afternoon, and the weather is perfect. Perfect ... for skiing with your family! It is cold, and the air is crisp and clear. As you put on your skis, it starts snowing again. Just a light sprinkle, not too much. You ski towards the forest. No cars or other people are in sight. You hear no traffic and no loud noises. You can only hear the sound of your skis on the snow, of your own breath, and maybe of your mother promising you a cup of hot chocolate when you get back home inside?

And then the next day you find yourself on an airplane. You travel for many hours and even some more, and finally you arrive somewhere where the air is hot and the smells are just so different than back home. And there is no snow, even though it is February. How strange. People are wearing t-shirts and summer clothes. You hear lots of noises, and there are cars and people all over the place. Yes. You have for the first time arrived in India, and one very happy aunt is waiting for you!

Because, yes, dear reader, we have visitors. And it has been a while.. , but if you have followed my blog for a bit, you might remember that last Spring broke every possible-visitor-amount-record. Ever. First my Greek in-laws came and stayed for a month, and the same night they left, two of our best friends from Noway came and stayed for two weeks.Then, my parents came for two weeks and we had a wonderful trip to Goa, and a few days later my cousin and her hubby came.

So, I am right here with you. Still in Mumbai, but these days, a bit occupied re-discovering the city in company with our visitors  - who are in India for the first time! So, stay tuned to follow the tales of One Excited Aunt:-) Yey! Ta ta! And all the best to you dear reader:-)

Some Mumbai moments: 







22 comments:

  1. With such a gracious host as you, I'm sure your visitors will enjoy their stay :) have a great time re discovering Mumbai dear Eli and look forward to reading about it soon :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Pallavi:-)

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  2. Im sure ur guests are enjoying seeing Mumbai with a wonderful host.. happy hosting and travelling.

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    1. Thank you Smitha, we have a wonderful time:-) I am so happy for your kind words:-)

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  3. Haha yes I can totally relate to how it feels when there a relentless stream of guests!

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    1. Yes, last year was something else:-) All the best to you dear Megha:-)

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  4. Looking forward to more fun pictures and Mumbai stories. Hope your guests have fun going around the city.

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  5. I am sure they are enjoying their stay. It is fun acting as tour guide, I guess Mumbai would really feel like your city now!

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    1. It does, dear Amelia:-) And I am excited to share our lives here with them. So much fun! All the best to you:-)

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  6. WOW, you are quite the hostess with everyone staying at your house! ♥

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    1. Thank you Kathy! It is really wonderful, I have a blast:-)

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  7. Καλώς τους δέχτηκες αγαπητή μου φίλη!
    Εύχομαι να περάσετε ωραία! Οι φωτογραφίες σου είναι υπέροχες!!!
    Πολλά φιλιά

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    1. Ευχαριστω παρα πολυ αγαπημενη μου φιλη! Χαιρουμε πολυ για τα λογια σου.Πολλα φιλακια

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  8. Its so great to have visitors from back home to a land that you have made home for now. Will be looking forward to your stories, here.

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    1. So true, Kajal:-) It is great to have them here:-) Thanks:-)

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  9. Amazing pictures and I am missing Mumbai now. Lucky you. Will check your updates more often:)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words:-) Happy to have you here:-)

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  10. Ah! I'm sure each time you discover something new too.
    I'm waiting to read more about your nephew's reactions, Eli.

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    1. Indeed dear Corinne:-) Always something new to discover in this city:-) All the best to you:-)

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  11. Awesome!
    Have fun with your visitors! Mumbai is a beautiful city :)

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    1. Thank you so much:-) Yes, it sure is:-)

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