Times flies by

June 16, 2014 at 18:35

Oh my. This blog has really been neglected for a while. It has almost been a whole month since our last post, so we don’t really expect anybody to still follow us. However, quite a few things have happened since our last post. We have had lots and lots of things to do at the office, the weather went from hot to HOT, followed by me having a small heat stroke incident. Friends are leaving for their home towns, as we are also planning to soon do the same. The weather has changed completely as the schorching sun has been replaced with a city soaked in water.

The monsoon has hit Mumbai, and it’s quite beautiful. As Marius and I headed home from work a few hours ago, the rickshaw broke down in the middle of the flooded streets of Powai with the rain pouring down, making the road into a small river, where the driver let the rick carefully roll us down to Hiranandani.

Marius and I ran in the rains without any umbrellas, completely soaked from head to toe, straight into our favorite restaurant. Le Pain Quotidien was decorated with candle lights in the dark, while the the windows had rain streaming down them. It was such a beautiful atmosphere, and the warm meal made everything just so cosy and nice. There’s something about feeling chilly in the city of Mumbai. It just feels so right after the last couple of months with intense heat. It’s amazing how you one minute are desperate after a refreshing mint lemonade with ice cubes, and the next you are craving a cup of hot chocolate. It’s just another aspect of this city of contrast. A part of why we will miss you so much when we go home, dear Mumbai.

- Andrea