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Old 10th April 2008, 23:44   #121
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Speaking of chicken, there is another thing I had to struggle with a bit: while I usually like chicken, I do not eat it all the time! In Germany I go through chicken, lamb, beef, pork, turkey, or even wildboar and deer (I am a hunter's daughter hehe).
You will get all these and more (quail, duck, emu etc.) when you visit Kerala. Wildboar and deer would be very hard to come by even there.
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So when does the YetiHunt® begin?
Already finished, don't you think? I mean I have landed the arrow right in his heart, I couldn't have been more successful
I myself am quite happy about this. No need to ask my father for further help lol.
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I need to get to work. Despite my being on holiday for well over 2 weeks while she is here, I am not on leave.
I don't have an away-from-office message on and I'm travelling with my laptop and broken blackberry everywhere.
But that stupid BB just doesn't work, so I've removed Jenny's german sim card and I'm using her handset.

I take her with me to the office. I can. Besides I have everything in my cabin, plasma, DVD's, CD's, a bed... Yes, take a look.

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I order idlis for her, but unfortunately she really doesn't like them one bit. Shame.
Then I finish all my work and we leave, drive along the sea face at marine drive.

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I then decide to take her to the Hanging Gardens. Why not?

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Obviously this dog cannot read.

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We return home, shower and change, we are to meet my friends at the Salcette club for drinks and dinner.
Of course, since I will be drinking, I take the rickshaw. It's TheOne's second rickshaw ride (the first was in pune) and she quite enjoys it.

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After dinner, we say goodbye to our friends and walk along Carter Road, ending up at Cafe Coffee Day. Soon we take a rick and return home. An end to a lovely day. Tomorrow we leave for Delhi.

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Nice pics and words again. You both just keep on rocking!

But! Tell me, does Bombay really have such clean places?
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Sam,

That marine drive picture is BRILLIANT!!

"Obviously this dog cannot read." - LOL.

Its great to see the two sides of the story in thie blog. An interesting view on how we take so many strange and interesting things in our daily lives for granted.

Jenny, im glad you decided not to drive I kept telling Sam that it is very difficult to adjust not only from LHD to RHD, but also from the rigid rules of the autobahn to the no rules of the motherland.
Maybe next time though...when you are more comfortable and less distracted by cows .

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ps - dont worry, i HATE idli's too. Not suprising, considering the way they are made!
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I then decide to take her to the Hanging Gardens. Why not?
Ha, you got me - I totally forgot this happened the same day. Yes, that was really lovely there!

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Jenny, im glad you decided not to drive I kept telling Sam that it is very difficult to adjust not only from LHD to RHD, but also from the rigid rules of the autobahn to the no rules of the motherland.
Maybe next time though...when you are more comfortable and less distracted by cows .
Wait and see! The story is not finished yet lol.
Btw, LHD is not a problem for me at all, quite used to it from living a couple of months in Africa! hehe. I was more worried about the rest!

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ps - dont worry, i HATE idli's too. Not suprising, considering the way they are made!
After Sam's description, I doubt if anyone would eat idlis without the 'arm pit involvement' flashing in their minds.. Wouldn't be surprised if the staunchest of South Indians would give up eating those rice-cakes.

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Wait and see! The story is not finished yet lol.
Oops! Spoke too soon i guess.
Atleast it was not on the highway (i hope!) new driving situation + high speeds sounded a little dangerous to me.... mostly because of the stupid things i have done when i first started driving in the USA !

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Btw, LHD is not a problem for me at all, quite used to it from living a couple of months in Africa!
Oh right , Sam did mention that to me.

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Jenny, im glad you decided not to drive I kept telling Sam that it is very difficult to adjust not only from LHD to RHD, but also from the rigid rules of the autobahn to the no rules of the motherland.
Maybe next time though...when you are more comfortable and less distracted by cows .

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Having driven in various different countries with different degrees of discipline and LHD/RHD changes over the past 10 days, that too after long flights, it is more of adapting one's mindset and concentration
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ps - dont worry, i HATE idli's too. Not suprising, considering the way they are made!
Jenny, Bombay is vada-pao land but not idlis. For experiencing authentic taste of Idli's you have to come down south.
A plate of Idli - wada at Kamat Lokaruchi @ Ramanagaram or Saravana Bhavan @ Chennai / Salem can make your day. You will appreciate the taste.
It was nice to see India through your eyes. Somethings which we thought is obvious.

Sam / Jenny : Excellent thread. keep them coming.

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Sam - What a wonderful office !! I must appreciate your taste !!

The chairs, The Couch, the guitar - especially the movie posters - lovely !!
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I take her with me to the office. I can. Besides I have everything in my cabin, plasma, DVD's, CD's, a bed... Yes, take a look.
Sam, I think that's an LCD not a Plasma.

ps: wonderful writeup, can't wait to read what you did in bangalore.
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After Sam's description, I doubt if anyone would eat idlis without the 'arm pit involvement' flashing in their minds.. Wouldn't be surprised if the staunchest of South Indians would give up eating those rice-cakes.
Have you figured out how they get the hole in the medu vada yet?
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Have you figured out how they get the hole in the medu vada yet?
Umm...yes, but i love medu vadas, so i refrained from commenting

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Looks like I don't visit TBHP enough. I just totally missed this thread.

Very, very entertaining. It is great to see how things look like from TheOne's perspective. Makes us see the things that we take so granted from a fresh POV.

With Sam and Jenny giving their versions of what happened, It also feels like watching Rashomon. A really new, nice and enjoyable feeling.

Write on, TheCouple(R)!
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