Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.
India. 2008. Almost exactly 35 years since my first visit in 1973 as a young woman travelling overland from England. This time I wasn’t roughing it, but staying in a resort at Fisherman’s Cove near Chennai. A comfortable beach cabin with a marble bathroom. Buffet meals with dosa pancakes for breakfast. The sweet scent of frangipani and the wild waves of the Indian Ocean sending me to sleep at night.
Just looking at the dancers with their feet-bells brings back the memory of the gently resonating bells representing precisely the rhythmic movements of the dancing feet.
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I’ll look forward very much to these posts. It’s such fun to go back through travel pics, isn’t it? I’m doing this too with my “Something to write home about” series.
One way to finally publish those photos that are filling up the archives!
That sounds like a lovely experience, Jude. As for the photo, it is evocative of the Indian sub-continent, though you might also see such a scene in West London of course. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete. x
It was interesting to go back to India after such a long time, but it was even more dirty and crowded than I remembered. And certainly no less poverty.
Just more billionaires, sadly. x
Ah, well, yes. I found it unnerving to see how wealthy Indians seemed not to notice all the dirt and beggars in the streets outside their plush office buildings.
Wow! Reading a comment, I see you have been back to India since….
Only been there in 1973 and then again on this visit in 2008. I won’t be going back.
Ah, OK….I’ve never been, and rather wish I had, years ago
What a beautiful memory. You can cheer yourself up with them xx
I should have bought some feet bells 😉
It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. How nice to remember such great experiences.
It was different to the first time! Though I still ended up with Delhi belly 😦
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