It’s a strange feeling to leave so much love behind, and head back to the US. Last two weeks were a blurr, while so much happened, it was a welcome pace after the grueling last quarter of 2022.
Met a bunch of extended family members, spent quality time with close family members, enjoyed several delicacies from Awadh to Peshawar, coastal seafood to Italian brunches and not to forget the Delhi Chaat and street food. Saw the Taj, and was mesmerized by its imposing elegance. Enjoyed the new and swanky Yamuna Expressway as well. Enjoyed a quiet visit to the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara and Kamakshi temple. The New Year fireworks this year were spectacular and so was the glimmer and shimmer of central Delhi night scene.
Spent quantity time with my in laws, nieces, and my Mom and sister. Laughed a ton, ate like the world was coming to an end, and got blessed by so many elders. We also met our school friend who was visiting from Melbourne, after four years.
In a nutshell, we hit every item on our list, and even slotted in some last day surprises. Until the end of the trip, no one got sick during the trip, and the weather was a delight throughout our stay.
Mahalo to the forces of nature for a blessed trip back home in 2022. Let’s wrap the pandemic with that trip, and now look forward. Welcome, 2023!
January – It’s going to be a slow start, at least on the personal front. But I cannot wait to plan the things we will do in 2023!