Thursday, January 15, 2009

Recounting my half day hyderabad trip

I just got back .. when i say just i mean early morning today.. from Hyderabad. Had gone there along with my husband .. a quick visit to my in laws place for Sankranti...

We traveled by train... i havent been in a train (long distance) since 2002 or 2003 i think!! Quite an experience... while going, it was ok.. we didnt talk to anyone much.. we played cards.. had some insipid egg biriyani.. and slept.. not at all soundly.. as we were on the side berth.. which i used to love.. as a child.. but they are really uncomfortable!!!! You cant move too much.. you are always compressed... and the AC vents were on my head literally.. the lever to turn the thing away was not working.. huddled inside the blanket... kept tossing and turning... hardly slept.. and coming from me thats really something!!!!!

Hyderabad was quite hectic.. Spent the day helping a little.. chatting mostly...

My in laws have a dog.. a huge german shepherd.... an extremely friendly dog.. who wants to play with you... when she stood on 2 legs with her 2 paws on my shoulder.. her head and my head were at the same level!!! She gets very excited when she meets people.. climbs, i really mean climb, all over you!!!! Her nails scratch you all over... she will try to lick your face.. with me thats not too difficult for her.. so she was trying it all the time... and another form of play is taking your wrist in her mouth.. thats not for the fainthearted, thats for sure... she wont bite but is just trying play.. and i have these 2 tooth marks on my wrist....

Besides meeting my in laws.. also met my sis and her family!!! My niece is the love of my life!!! Not kidding!!! I was so happy at meeting her!!! She is this small bundle of energy.. and keeps yakking.. shes only 3 but can keep all adults thoroughly entertained with her conversations!!! I am already missing her!!! Maybe one day i will put a separate post on her!!!

And then back to the station.. this time round when we played cards.. 2 kids.. a girl in the 4th std and her brother in the 6th std joined us..the kids were smart... it was not even the fact that the girl started conversation by asking us our mother tongue.. what was absolutely stunning was the boy asked.. do any of you work in satyam.. and i was so zapped.. i was like dude you are in the 6th std!!!! Are you even supposed to know any company name.. i know i didnt when i was in the 6th!!!! Hmmmm..

Oh but to get back to the story.. the best part i.e.... this young girl told me that i look like Deepika Padukone!!!! :) That made my day... maybe thats why i slept very well last night in the train!!!!

We used to travel by ordinary class when we were kids.. and travel for 2 nights and 3 days.. all the way from delhi to kerala.. in that burning heat of may... i really dont know how we ever managed to do all that!!!

There is one thing about traveling by train though... you end up smelling like the train.. totally.. it pervades every pore of your body... to such an extent that you are dying to wash as quickly as you can.. just remove that smell .. that smell of iron!!

3 comments:

Scarlett said...

Also, after a long distance journey by train, you feel you're still shaking for quite a few hours after you've gotten off the train! I'm not too much of a train journey lover these days though, especially for long distance travel.

Moonshine said...

ACtually its fun if there are many people... not the most comfortable way to travel.. but its nice.. you can catch with reading, chatting etc..

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