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Sunday, February 9, 2014

INDIA



 The worst blogger comes back after 6 months of being MIA! YAY!
Sorry for being inconsistent with my posts... After much (okay- a few) demand, I will try to keep them coming consistently!!!

 Here are a few pictures of my most recent 10 day Mumbai Trip
(Finally arrived home with a flight delay of 7 hrs at the airport + 16 hr flight- a whopping total of 23 hrs of just GetMeTheHellOutOfHereAlready!).  


Was invited to one of my vendors wedding in Surat which is a 3 hr train ride/45 min flight from where I was staying (Mumbai).
Because I was only able to attend Saturday-Sunday,  I took the 6am Sadabdi express train... Don't ask me why theres only 1 direct flight per day... I stopped asking.

(TRAIN?! Don't worry this time I literally had 8 people accompanying me)





 "Traffic rules? Whats that??"  
PS All you ever hear in India is HONKING.

When an accident occurs (sometimes even death), nobody is at fault.  The woman in the blue (on the motorcycle) is carrying a infant on her lap.   I've seen a family of 5 riding a handful of times...




Cows.. Camels and Donkeys roam the streets here in Surat.
(FOOD!  JK)






Getting ready for the wedding of the year! (rephrase: pre-wedding ceremonies- couldn't attend the extravagant wedding due to my schedule).



Thank God I brought my own Saree, the one they provided bared the entire mid section...

Henna/ Mehndi




 The Sangeet ceremony where we danced and danced and was forced to dance some more....








 That huge house in the background belongs to one of my vendors (below).
India consists of: 10% of whom are Millionaires..  30% middle class and the rest 60% who are poor & live in slums...  and ill stop it at that. 





 Photographers were everywhere... It says to be they spent 700K altogether.   






They sat me and all their overseas clients in a VIP tent which I found slightly odd-
I guess in the western culture; it would have been close family relatives occupying this canopy...




  

An anonymous gift the couple received!  A PORSCHE!?






After the wedding, took the first morning flight back to Mumbai via Spice Jet!





As soon as I landed I had lunch at the Taj Mahal hotel with the only Korean dealer partially living in India and the owner of  ****.

YES, The same Taj Mahal where the terrorist attack happened in 2008....

(Bottom left: Gateway of India monument in front of the Taj)



Safe to eat... (haha)





Who says I don't work!!!
*ahem* my husband...

TADA!
BKC COMPLEX- Bharat Diamond Bourse which I spend most of my days-




This 15carat rough diamond will produce 3 diamonds after its finished.
bottom right will finish a 5ct D VVS.





 Finally HOME and I wanted to share below:

Ladies, with all the craziness going on in this world... and the recent couple of incidents here in
New York, I found this on Amazon. 
A self defense brush dagger which conveniently fits in any purse. 

Hopefully nobody will ever have to use it- in any case, always remember: keep calm & pressure points.



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