Another work week is over. This makes 2 work weeks we’ve spent in Mumbai.
Weather is getting a bit colder, and it has been raining every now and then in the past 2 days (especially when I want to go to the pool…). Last night we decided we’re not eating at the hotel restaurant and treating ourselves to some pizza in Hiranandani. We went out and noticed it was raining, the road is slippery and we really don’t trust those crazy motoriksha drivers. So we turned around, played a few rounds of ping-pong and went to eat at the hotel. Later we went to the bar at the neighbouring Ramada and had a KingFisher beer.
Doron and Alon called us last night and told us that today another couple is arriving to our hotel. Their surrogate went into early labor and their twins are 29 weeks old. He asked if we could help them get settled here and see that they are ok (after all we’re already locals here…). So they should arrive in about an hour or so. I’m all hope that the babies are alright and will be healthy and strong.
Next week another couple is coming, and Alon should also be arriving sometime soon. After realizing that there is no Similac anywhere in sight here, we asked Alon if he could bring us 2-3 cans of Similac from Israel, and being the nice guy he is he immediately agreed and said there’s no problem (after all – his adorable baby girls are already in Israel so he doesn’t need to carry too much…).
But the most important purchase we did today was definitely… PLAYING CARDS! :) The forecast for tonight – Shithead! :)
Seems like nobody in India knows anything about their Diwali… Some told us it is a 5 day holiday and it starts today. Another told us it started a few days ago! Another said it is only 2 days and starts today. So I don’t know who to believe… According to Wikipedia it is 5 days and starts today. That doesn’t explain all the drumming and fireworks in the last few days…
Many shops decorate the floors with colorful powder in honor of Diwali… Here are some samples: