Every morning, we hear wild dogs barking, men beating drums, women reciting prayers, scooter engines revving, vendors selling fresh produce and children laughing. We really are staying in an entirely different world.
Later, we went out for some browsing (OK, more shopping) before dinner. It was the last day of the National Handloom and Handicraft Exhibition, so selections were slim and haggling was successful.
After revisiting the law garden, we went to Sankalp, an Indian restaurant well-known for its dosa. We sampled Mysore, golden-crisp masala, plain and nilgiri (mint) dosas. Joe and Sonya tried some coconut water and malai (cream) for dessert. While everyone else went to bed, Devangi taught us an Indian rendition of Hearts, and we played cards late into the night.
We really wish those back in the States could experience all of this with us.
Joe and Sophia