Christmas plans

Dec 20, 2007 in

Till about one week ago, I had no plans for Christmas. Which is, especially in India, very very late. Actually, for ANY activity here: Indians make plans for everything far in advance. For example Christmas holidays about half a year before.
I originally wanted to go to the beaches of Goa on Christmas – all trains are booked. Goa is a very popular destination for Indians to spend their Christmas. Well, screw it. Some other trainees want to go to Nepal (and left today 2:00 AM). But after I had a small taste of the cold in the mountains in Manali, I don’t really want to go to deep into the Himalayas during the coldest season in the year with NO FUCKING HEATINGS in the hotels! Ahem.

And since I can’t be home this Christmas, I decided to go into the desert (Rajasthan)! I go with a fellow trainee from New Zealand, Esther. And perhaps, if we are fast, we can reach Diu. A former Portuguese enclave on a small Island in the South of Gujarat :). (That means beach, dude! BEACH!)
I’ll leave on the 22nd late in the night.

By the way, the parcel my parents sent to me about 2 months ago, finally arrived. I hope my Christmas-parcel for Gisela, Wolfgang and Daniel will arrive before the 24th. Well, actually I hope it will arrive at all but if it is not ripped open and will even arrive in time, it would be a nice bonus ;).
I put the presents in the old parcel and taped it very tight, wrapped it in two posters (so be cautious with that – the motives are very cool) and stitched up textile around it – which is recommended by the Indian post itself. “It’s more difficult to rip it open”. Hi hi.

However, merry Christmas!


Hallo Tobias,
wir wünschen dir ein schönes Weihnachtsfest und ein gutes Neues Jahr. Du erlebst ja so einiges, hoffentlich wird für dich das Weihnachtsfest auch schön, auch wenn du den Zug nach Goa verpasst hast :))Mach´s gut.
Renate und Willi

Renate Friedrichsen · Dec 24, 03:54 PM · #

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