Monday, January 4, 2010

Family Day

After a late night watching a movie, we woke up early this morning to drop Jamnejay off at his bus stop, then stopped by Fia and Fua's house to say hello. Rachana took us to the old city today to skim through the outdoor markets, selling everything from shawls and cloths to jewelry and mojris (shoes).
We then went to Sophia's Mama (mom's brother) and Mami's house for a family lunch and dinner. As much as we love exploring Ahmedabad, family social events are our favorite way to spend time. We had a wonderful home-cooked lunch, with a mix of spicy and sweet food. Feeling lethargic after a full meal, we went downstairs to watch the Hindi movie, "Wake Up Sid." Sophia's mami made us her signature cold coffee (aka euphoria with whipped cream).
While Joe and Sonya took pictures of the apartment, Sophia played with Jamnejay and her 7-year-old niece, Anaya.

We ate meagerly all day to prepare our stomachs for dinner. Fifteen of us binged on pani puri, bhel and sev puri. The meal was more than we expected, indulging in the food and laughing with the family.
We're staying at Ragi Masi (mom's sister), Nikunj Masa, Dulari and Devangi's house. It still amazes us how hospitable everyone is, but it makes it very hard for us to say goodbye.

Joe and Sophia