Kim and Leticia, my friend/fellow professors at Penn State joined me here in Bangalore for a business/sightseeing trip. They planned their trip in India to last only SIX days due to commitments back home. Quite a whirlwind tour. They arrived at 2:30 in the morning. They met the kids when they awoke for school and then bravely joined me in my yoga class by 9 a.m. Then we headed off to see some B’Lore sights. First stop: Nandi the Bull
Kim and Leti got blessings from the Hindu priest at the Nandi statue
We also visited the Ganesh that is supposedly made out of Ghee (butter). But I swear it looked like stone to us.
Then I showed them the bats in the nearby park! Flying foxes!
Kim and Leti had the misfortune of being here on the day that my driver situation self destructed. After Nandi the Bull we were to visit Tipu’s Fort and Tipu’s Palace. But instead, the driver started heading to the other side of town. We gave up on the sightseeing and decided to head to the Taj West End for a delicious buffet lunch at Mynt. Below are two photos from the Taj Grounds.
We then set out to do a bit of shopping. But the driver got lost again heading to Commercial Street–one of the biggest landmarks of Bangalore. We just had time to stop in at our favorite bedspread store.
Back home we spent some quality time with the two new additions to our neighborhood–a one month old Golden Retriever puppy named Angel
And a three month old Golden puppy named Flash! We love them both. But quite the different personalities–a newborn and a mischievous toddler!