We're back from our two week adventure and there's so much to write about but we'll start with our overall impressions. It was, as expected, an experience we consider ourselves fortunate to have had. First and foremost we went to India to join our friends in celebrating the start of their married lives together. What a celebration it was. Two days of blessings from friends and family, traditions that are centuries old, and celebration marked by joyous music, dance, and an abundance of food. A beautiful site and so much fun!
During the five days that followed group of 21 of us who attended the wedding from the states, traveled the golden triangle to see some of India's world heritage sites including the famous Taj Mahal. Along the way our senses and emotions grew weary because there was so much to process.
India is indeed a nation of extremes: wealth and poverty, beauty and filth, gentleness and aggression. We're grateful for the reminders that we need to remember and help those who have less than we do and that we should never stop working hard to achieve our goals.
We will miss the street food for which there is no worthy substitute even in Queens, where we get fantastic Indian food (Ethan's favorite neighborhood restaurant rivaled some of the food we had during the trip). A cab ride will never be as exciting as traveling via auto rickshaw. It'll be difficult to feel as elegant as we did in our Indian wedding attire.Countless memories that we will treasure forever.