At the tail end of our adventures in Asia
“You are a bit of a good mum” – mumbled Dod as he restedÂ his body on mine, while I was trying to sort pictures on my laptop. He was tired and loving me sweetly, as he does every night when his eyes get heavy. I kissed his cute pout and squeezed him tight.
The night before Little B and I spent most of the time in the toilet or finding our way there in the dark. She was on it, while I was providing support or washing yet another pair of undies that did not make it. I am not complaining though. She took it well and after more than 2 months in the land of sick travelers, if we get away with the one cold we went through and a day or two of a diarrhea, we can consider ourselves lucky. Here is hoping.
Mumbai is our last stop in India. We need to get on a plane again. This means its time to downsize the bursting backpacks and get rid of the extra bags that somehow have joined us on the journey. It starts innocently with one snack bag and before we knew it, we were balancing various small ones while being squished in a tuk-tuk on our way to the train station.
Solution: one pile for sending back home and one pile for donating to the streets of Mumbai. In ten months, this will be our second package home, most of it being mementos, papers and kids drawings. We are either perfectly disciplined or just too poor to be buying things in some of the cheapest countries in the World. Here I take the fifth.
I think we are all getting tired at this point. I am still not sure if its just from India, or moving as a whole. We will find out shortly when we take off on the 21st. Until then we are shedding weight and signing off on the Asian part of our travels.
His body was no longer on mine and I turned around to find him asleep on the couch.
My explorer and a whole lot of a good boy.
Seems like you are making an important step forward – into unknown territories, into a new state of travelling and mind? I am amazed that 2 days of diarrhea in one child is all you had to go through in terms of sickness so far? After all, it’s India we are talking about!
I really enjoyed your travel writing so far (you know that by now) and am looking forward to your posts and pictures from, to me, more unknown destinations. That is, unless your next step should be Europe? Should you ever come our way, I would feel honored to get to know your family; and I would love to cuddle your sweet boy, who is almost (!) as sweet as my own :-)
Love me some Dod (: Must go home and squish my own little long lashed one.
Jenny, you must be reading my mind, because I am thinking the same – our travel approach and style has changed a lot since the beginning. Shortly we will be in Europe, yes. But we will spend most of our time in Eastern Europe, so I hope I can keep your company for awhile. Have you traveled there? Oh, and I would love to visit you and your kimchi-loving husband. It could happen, you never know.
Liz, Dod squishing is my hobby ;). How is your cuddle toy going? Must be growing fast now.
I uploaded a photo to your FB page – despite his lengthening ways he has still retained some good thighs to squish!
I just savored his cuteness ;)
I am ever so glad (for once!) that someone in Twitterdom recommended your blog. It is the most down to earth series of life! Love it! Many of your posts reminded me of my own travel experiences and how much I miss it. Have loads of questions about how you all managed the actual logistics of your adventure. It’s wonderful of you to share the warmth of your life with all of us. Cheers!
Welcome, Toni. As a matter of fact, I will let all of you ask me your travel related questions shortly and will make a FAQ out of it. Stay tuned.
Still following, still enjoying. Thanks for the great reads. Jo
Cheers, Jo ;)
having grown up behind the Iron Curtain, I spent all my childhood holidays in Eastern Europe countries – so, nothing new to me there … Maybe you will venture as far west as Eastern Germany and we can show you the World Heritage capital of the former kingdom of Saxony ;-)
Jenny, in that case, I will have to try harder to keep it all interesting, now that I will be entering the lands of where most of the readers are – Europe and the US.
There are so many people I hope to see too. One in the capital of the former kingdom of Saxony ;)