Eight years is a long time

Yes, eight years is a very long time. That's how long it's been since I last visited India. And that's where I am headed right now, with a few days layover in Zurich.

And we're off on this gorgeous day!
The Flatirons, Boulder

I'm looking forward to hugging family I haven't seen in years, saying hello to new babies, catching up with friends and meeting Anita for the very first time! I have already sent her a long list of what I want her to cook for me. It might not be enough and I might have left some things out. So if you think you have some cool suggestions, feel free to include them in your comments because she reads my blog, you know!

My post about celebrating my friend's pregnancy is still in my Drafts. Preparing for this trip to India took over and there were far too many loose ends to attend to. I decided not to fret over it and will finish it when we get back in 2011.

My awesome friend Jen Yu fought hard against her dislike of Blogger and agreed to do a guest post for me while I'm traveling. That's coming up next week! Until then, wish me safe travels! Stay in touch with me via Flickr or Posterous.

16 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that is a long time. Have fun dear, I am sure there is lot to catch up and lot of things already planned. Enjoy and have a safe and healthy trip.

Kalyn said...

That is so exciting! I hope you have a wonderful journey home, with lots of hugs and good food.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Manisha,

Have great time...Enjoy every moment...:)Have a pleasant flight...:)God Bless!!

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Sayantani said...

that must be an exciting trip for you...its always great to meet friends and am sure you and Anita will have a great time together.
wish you a safe and happy journey. See you in 2011.

GB said...

Oh Manisha, have a safe trip, have fun, be good and don't do anything I wouldn't do ( which gives you a free rein to do just about anything!!) Eat drink, be merry. So jealous that you get to eat Anita's cooking (having recently discovered both your blogs, okay a couple of months now!, I've been relentlessly stalking it for recipes because I love Kashmiri cuisine). Lucky you.

Have a great trip, and a happy new year!

AnuG said...

I hope you have a great time... and a safe trip of course! Enjoy the whole thing.. the crowds and the colour and the mayhem and the beauty!

Anita said...

Introduce your tummy to some new bacteria...so you can eat more next time around! Street food, street food...but no, I must slave in the kitchen for you...See you soon!

Aparna said...

That's a long time! India has changed some since. Never ealised you had never met Anita.
Have a good time, eat a lot and have a wonderful vacation. Keep up with you on Flickr.

sra said...

Have fun!

Anjali said...

Wow! Manisha 8yrs and are you visiting Blr too?

Be prepared to take in all the change that has done good and bad to the country. You are going to be shocked most of the time. India has progressed a lot in terms of infra in the cities and a lot of construction on even now in all major cities. You are going to enjoy being back in the home country.

Happy journey and stopover!

Sumi said...

wish u a happy journey...have a nice time over there and expecting to see some great pictures from there

Kitchen Boffin said...

Wow!! its really a long time... have a nice vecation... enjoy...

forkbootsandapalette said...

safe journey..and enjoy ur stay.

Miri said...

8 years!!! wow! I returned to Chennai last week, after three years and THAT I thought was long...

And I am meeting you too - yaay! :) and Anita (for the third time in three months - double yaay!)

Veggie Hut said...

8 years1 That too long.. Enjoy ur trip!

Apu said...

Enjoy your holiday!!