Comment book - V.
“And one more (one more journey to visit the beautiful IndianSamourai...)! I'm late for the post, I have come back more than 15 days ago, but the “holiday effect” was still there and returning to the Parisian cold was not as easy as the other times.
So what did I do this time? Nothing much in the end but so much on the other hand... I met a former Mumbai expat (a friend of IndianSamourai I had already met a few times) for a small tour in Kerala where we spent several days near the Athirapally waterfalls. For a second stay in Kerala it is a beautiful place to see, we walked a lot, unlike the Indian toursists, but nature is so much more beautiful on foot!
Then I went back to Mumbai to live the life of a real Bombaykar, the daily life, with IndianSamourai. It was my first 'long-term' stay in this city, which, even if it has very few touristic monuments to visit, is nice to walk around, in places like Juhu beach of course (right where IndianSamourai’s office is... no comment...), chor bazaar (a sort of flea market where you can find absolutely everything, from weights to real or true-false Asian or European antiques), the Queen's Necklace and Chowpatty beach, Malabar hill (with its Jain temple, its hanging gardens and the parade of bats at dawn, Walkeshwar Mandir and the Banganga tank where locals do their ablutions).
And finally the usual stop in Goa to finish on a smooth note and go back to Paris full of energy, ready to attack the holiday periods, the sales months and the fashion weeks...”
V. 10/12/2013, travel: From 6 to November 23, 2013 (Mumbai, Kerala, Goa)