India Trip: Part Two.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Haven't read Part One of my India trip? Click here!

My two uncles' homes. They look like mansions compared to homes in the U.S. but they're not as big as they seem. These types of homes are the norm in India.
[CLICK TO ENLARGE] This is a panorama of one of the many boutiques we went to to do our Indian suit shopping.

(Top Left): A perfect set of cards for a popular Indian card game called Bhabi. // (Top Right): An elephant we saw roaming around the city of Hoshiarpur. // (Bottom Left): A stick got caught in my sandal, I don't know how so don't ask, but it left a scar on my right foot. ;p // (Bottom Right): One of the biggest mangoes I have ever seen.
One of the biggest reasons why I miss India so cousins! ): [I'm on the left, in the blue, and my little sister is in the purple.]
Got some mehndi, or henna, done! It only took the guy like 20-30 mins to do both of one persons' hands.
More of our mehndi.
And some more. (:
(Top Left): The main reason we went to India, to meet our lovely grandma! // (Top Right): Twinning with my cousin. (-: // (Bottom Left): My sister, cousins, and me at the Golden Temple. // (Bottom Right): Selfie with my Bibi!

Map Source, Plane Source

As I mentioned in my previous post, traveling to India and traveling back to America were probably the worst parts of the trip, although I must say traveling back home was a lot better than traveling to India because we only had one stop in Zurich. I still got sick but that was a given since I get nauseous from the smell of airplane food. ;p It was about an 8 hour flight to Zurich, a 3 hour wait, and then about 10 hours to Chicago and finally the 3 hour car ride back home.

Now it's been about three weeks since we've been back and I'm starting to miss India a little less BUT I think there will be a part of me that will always miss India because we have family there. However, thanks to technology, we are able to Skype every once in a while and we have phones so there'll always be a way to stay in contact. I think the other reason I miss India so much is because there we didn't really have any responsibilities and it felt like a real getaway. The moment we got back home we had to deal with our old responsibilities like taking care of the house, groceries, school, bills, etc.

But we have to face reality some time so I've become content with being back home. Have you ever went on vacation and felt like just staying there? Where did you guys travel this summer? Let me know in the comments below! (:

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