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Travelogue Part 4 – India

by Kiran on September 15, 2009 · 13 comments

in Travels

Duration: 8th March – 21st April

After the car wrecking incident in Malaysia, I was forced to travel around for my visa appointments using the same car. The damage was not a big deal for dad and he insisted that I drove around for my chore using the same car. If you are planning a long trip to Kuala Lumpur, I would definitely suggest getting a car on rental instead of hopping around with cabbies that can cost a fortune. If I’d avoid cabbies, why can’t you? I drove a wrecked car for Pete’s sake!!! Sorry Dad.

Anyways, me and mom were scheduled for the trip to India. After collecting our Indian visa’s, packing, arrival at the airport, security check-in.. blah.. blah.. blah.. – we excitedly boarded the plane. The duration of flight was for 4 hours and 45 minutes. It was like forever! Half an hour before landing, I started popping pain killers* etc to avoid nasty Vertigo symptoms. Believe me, it’s nasty. My ear drums would ache so badly that it feels as though as it would burst anytime. Seriously. Flying is something I never enjoy. It came with a hefty price of pain.

Homecoming rituals

Homecoming rituals

Touched down with an OUCH! I could barely hear anything. These awful Vertigo symptoms lasts a few days. It’s sickening. Immigration and luggage clearance was a breeze. Met my hubby and mom in law at the airport awaiting for us. Hubby flew from US to India just a day before our arrival. We were whisked away into the car for the journey back to my sasural. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Papa, Bhaiya and Bhabhi. Not to forget our cute and adorable nephew, Shanu 🙂 It was a homecoming for me. Mummyji (mom in law) performed a small rite/prayer to welcome me into the family.

Smothered with colors!!!

Smothered with colors!!!

We had loads of fun. It was our first holi at my in laws after marriage. It was my first holi ever in my life. Holi is not recognized or celebrated at a large scale in Malaysia. We had to first look for worn-out clothing. This is not the day to be adorned with jewelry’s and fine sari’s. Before you know it, me and the gang was smothered with variety of colors. Boy oh boy.. It took loads of scrubbing afterwards!

On a separate topic, the 2009 Photoblog Awards is up for voting till December 15, 2009. If you think my photoblogging skills are worth your votes, I would appreciate it if you can vote for me by clicking the badge below. For more details, you can visit the Photoblog Awards 2009 website at Thank you for your kind consideration.

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Part 5 coming up, stay tuned!

Click here to read my previous Travelogue’s.

* I was prescribed with Vertigo medications/pain killers by my personal physician. In no way this suggests that I am addicted to pain killers 😀


1 sakhi September 16, 2009 at 12:48 AM

Welcome to India… hope you enjoy the stay 🙂 🙂
.-= sakhi´s last blog ..Broken Glass =-.

2 Kiran September 23, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Thanks! I did and can’t wait for future visits for sure 😉

3 HOBO(nickname) September 16, 2009 at 4:01 AM

Voting Done.
Goodluck !!!

4 Kiran September 23, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Thanks Hobo 🙂 Truly appreciate it!

5 dinu September 18, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Coool 🙂 you could have added more photos to your posts here, just link them from photblog 😉
.-= dinu´s last blog ..Wordpress 2.9 will have an Image Editor =-.

6 Kiran September 23, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Thanks for the advise Dinu. There are many photos taken with family and relatives who prefer retaining their anonymity 🙂

7 Voyage Montreal January 19, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Nice photos 🙂

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