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Coming back to you!

My PTO for the trip back home just got approved and I am ecstatic! It will be 17 months since I left India, saw my parents, my sister, my friends and finally I can make it home in October now! But as always, and with any trip, logistics of the trip needs to be clearly worked out and it is as bad any dirty math problem :D.

I need to juggle the following in my trip. One of my best friend’s wedding ceremony in Mumbai on 28th October and I can leave office only in the second half of 26th October, Friday, so to make it to the ceremony

  • I need a flight that leaves on Friday evening.
  • Ideally, it should reach Bangalore by Saturday night 11 p.m to Sunday night, 2:00 a.m.  and I can take flight out to Mumbai. However, I am willing to reach directly in Mumbai on Sunday morning and fly out on Monday morning to Bangalore.
  • I would prefer a flight that allows 2 pieces of baggage
  • All this should ideally cost me less than $1300 😀 [ A girl can wish alright?!]

Dirty math problem aside, I am so psyched I am going home. There are so many things I miss about being back there that I won’t even bother to post it here. But I believe it is all going to come trickling out as I count down to the d-day. This is what I have on my agenda for this visit:

  1. Best Friend’s wedding in Mumbai – two of my best college friends are marrying each other and I can’t be happier!
  2. Sister-in-law’s wedding in Bangalore- a much awaited event and the raison d’être for the visit.
  3. Visiting my parents in their new home in Ahmedabad
  4. Spending Diwali at my in-law’s place and learning how it is done right
  5. Talking and talking and talking with friends and my sister in Bangalore 🙂

Oh in case no one noticed – I CANT WAIT TO GET HOME! 🙂

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Posted by on July 18, 2012 in Being Desi, India Ramblings


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Travel on my mind


I have been itching to get out of the city somewhere and keep alternating between the big trip and a short drive out somewhere. But for as long as I remember now, Harry Potter World at Universal has been on my agenda as a must go place! I was to visit it on the weekend that it opened in 2010 but as one of the down-sides of dating a software engineer boyfriend, our trip got pushed due to an urgent release. Since then, I have gone back to India, married the aforesaid boyfriend (yes, despite the above! :P), and moved bag, baggage and parcel to US. We just crossed the one year mark to our wedding and I think now, there are no excuses left in the bag as to why I still haven’t been there!

So for this Labor Day weekend, I am off to Orlando for sure. At the moment, I am still looking up flight tickets and hotels but in my head – I am on that broomstick zooming right over the castle, of course with that mug of butterbeer in my hand!

Off to hotel hunting!

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Posted by on July 14, 2012 in Interests


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