Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I have a new goal to work towards to - visit India in February 2006. Well, Rajasthan to be specific.
Situated in the north-western region of India, I found this quote while frantically googling for more info about this place...It's just a state in the desert. A state with kings, forts and palaces, musicians with strange instruments, women in bright skirts who dance gripping swords in their teeth and swirling cymbals, and men with fierce moustaches and turbans as yellow as sunsets in a desert... And that is how Rajasthan will reveal itself to you
Now isn't that just so exotic?
Shreya, my high school girlfriend is getting married! And what better occassion for all 9 of us all over the world to finally gather and meet after again after 8 long years?
Rajasthan sounds like a mystical place... like the faraway lands which you read about in novels. Just imagine, forts and mansion, colourful sarees, the accessories that the ladies wear which jingle when they dance to the music in the desert... oh it's all so exotic.. and I can't help but squeal with excitement.
And imagine! What better way to see an entirely foreign land than to be there and witness a wedding - and a Rajasthani wedding is a vibrant and colourful event which can go on for days!
It's inexcusable to be missing out on Shreya's wedding.. so by hook or by crook, I will need to have funds ready for this coming trip.. so I must start saving now. It's going to be perfect - I just know it!
I can already envision me getting lost in the deserts of Rajasthan. I wonder if we will we get to ride on a camel like a gypsy princess of some sort. We'll shop in their markets for handicrafts, textiles, and lots! We'll explore old forts and temples. We'll watch musicians with their cymbals, flutes and tablas. We'll also allow our tongues and nostrils to explore new tastes and smells!
Most importantly, we'll have a long-awaited reunion...
Posted by Doreen at 3:07 pm