I know it’s been awhile since last I was on these streets but heyyyyyy I got lots to share, believe me😁 I haven’t yet written part 2 of my journey to India, neither have I been able to throw back for now two Thursdays in a row but I will make it up to you. Allow me first leave this here…..🤗🤗🤗; My very First outing in India☺️
So, Indians are currently celebrating Dussehra and it’s been on for a couple of days now and will continue for a few more days. This means school has been closed temporarily. That only means plenty of free time on our hands.
Prior to the holidays, one very nice lecturer, during his last lecture was kind enough to mention it to my classmates to invite us the international students for a cup of coffee so we could tour and get more acquainted with our surroundings. Wasn’t that so sweet of him?! Yes!
So, one classmate who stays close by and would not be traveling for the festival, she’s called Bhavya, offered to take us around☺️ I haven’t yet told you that my classmates, both boys and girls are really so kind to us. There’s only four of us inter students so far; 2 girls from Uganda, 1 girl from Nepal and 1 guy from Libya. I invited our other friends from Uganda to join us for the adventure.
We set the day (yesterday) and we couldn’t wait! We got to Vijayawada town at around midday, where we met up with her and our little trip started. We visited street stalls where I got to taste Indian sweets for the first time! So sweet☺️ and then came the shopping.. we went to Besant road where so many stalls stood with all kinds of goodies, from utensils, to clothes, to toiletries, to indian jewellery, to electronics, to flowers, to…… Everything was there and at such a good price. We were like toddlers in a candy shop 🤗🤗 We bought all we could and nearly spent our transport money as well🤣🤣🤣 Actually, we all spent part of it and had to stop by the bank on our way back to school later.
I haven’t yet come to the highlight of the day… Wait for it🤗
So, during our shopping spree, Bhavya calls up our other classmate Priya and their friend Bobby who joined us. After a while, Bobby asked us to take a break from our shopping and invited us all to Lunch at Zaatar Arabian Mandi Restaurant and my oh my! Damn place is gorgeous… Not just the iconic looking interior but the foooooood!!!! We had Biryani if you’re wondering, after which our hosts ordered Chicken lollipop and deep fried fish…. goodness 😋😋😋 I had never tasted that kinda fish before😋 and as for the lollipop chicken🙌🏿😍 Just know, I can’t quite finish with telling this story but the bottom line is, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. My friends and I were very Happy and I would like to say, Thank you to Bhavya for inviting us, thank you Bobby and Priya for the amazing treat❤️❤️❤️ May God bless you all🙏🏿☺️ We arrived at school at around 7:30pm.
It was a day very well spent, Thank you Lord🙏🏿
Now am looking forward to my next adventure 🤗😍 Below is the Pictography from my exciting day😁