Because we were delayed in Kuala Lumpur (KL) for an extra night, we got to see bits of Diwali celebrations in both KL and Delhi. (Travel advice: if you book your tickets ten months in advance, recheck your visa requirements before departure in case they have changed!)
Diwali decorations in a KL mall
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The family who owns our rental apartment was kind enough to take us out to explore yesterday afternoon. We ended the day at Lodi Gardens, where Theo and their three-year-old daughter borrowed a hose and a balloon as impromptu toys. (The balloon burst during play – luckily, the couple who had originally possessed it were extremely good natured.)
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Our three-year-old son Theo is a rockstar. Saturday, on a day-long flit around Delhi, almost everyone wanted a photo with him.
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My mom is visiting us for almost two weeks and watched Theo last night so that Brian and I could go to dinner on our own. We went to Lodi – The Garden Restaurant and sat (we think) in the same seat where we had lunch on our first trip to India, about six years ago.
We don’t obtain a ton of stuff, so Theo is often inspired to find joy in ‘toys’ like salad spinners and mops. However, we’ve picked up a few new toys in India: wooden stamps and a toy tuk tuk.
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Crossing the road in Delhi often feels like playing a game of frogger… a very advanced game of frogger where the vehicles ignore the lanes and use the horn as a form of echolocation. Luckily, I have yet to go splat.
If I had to pick one country’s cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, it would be India’s, no contest. (I do understand that I’ve only experienced a small slice of the amazingly varied cuisine of this country. However, based on everything I have eaten, I stand by my choice.)
Our Air B&B hosts connected us with Jaya, the woman who cooked for them when they lived in this apartment, and so we have super fresh, tasty meals in our apartment for most meals.
(Above photo credit to mom!)
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India has many, many holidays, perhaps in large part because of its many, many religions. Wednesday November 25th was Guru Nanak Gurpurab, which celebrates the birthday of the first Sikh guru. Here is Theo’s Guru Nanak coloring sheet from school.
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Hauz Khas village in South Delhi is a trendy place for shopping and eating where we visited a “chocolate vault.”
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In this photo, Brian is holding Theo’s head because Theo fell asleep on a tuk-tuk drive home. Later, Theo explained, “I think I fell asleep because of all the honking. The honking made me sleep”