On the banks of the Brahmaputra.

August 6, 2009 at 7:42 AM 1 comment

The first part of our stay was in the northeastern state of Assam, where my dad grew up.  My grandparents live in Guwahati, Assam’s largest city.  The big challenge for us during the 3 days we spent there was trying to help Meena deal with jet lag and the oppressive heat, so we didn’t really do much by way of sightseeing or shopping.  My parents and we stayed in a rented apartment near my grandparents’ home, which had great views of the Brahmaputra River (India’s longest) and of the city.

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We spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house with family that lives there (grandparents, uncle and aunt) and family that were visiting at the same time (parents, siblings, aunt and uncle from the States).  What an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to introduce Meena to her great-grandparents!  Meena and my grandfather share a birthday; there’s an 89-year age difference.

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The photographic highlight for me was visiting a local marketplace.

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We left Guwahati in the early hours of August 6, heading to Kerala to see my mom’s family.  Our intended route was Guwahati-Kolkata-Mumbai-Cochin by 3 PM, but what ended up happening was Guwahati-Kolkata-5 hours in Chennai-Cochin at 7:30 PM.  When our plane landed in Kolkata, the person operating the stair ramp somehow managed to ram into the plane, damaging the side of the aircraft, grounding it.  We all deplaned and had to find alternate routes to our various destinations.   We camped out at the restaurant in Chennai airport, giving Meena a chance to nap in a booth.  My sister was not feeling well at all (more on that later) so she was also able to rest for a while.

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Entry filed under: Family, Meena, Travel.

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