I had some short stories, poems and photographs to share ... and so here I am

Delhi Is Calling !

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I got a taste of the colour and the culture when I recently saw the St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, but now I'm off to see the real thing!

Yes, today I'm leaving for a two-week trip to India. It's my first time and I can't wait. It's a country I've always been fascinated by: I love the people, the culture, the food. I'm hoping a new love affair is about to begin and that this is just the introductory trip.

I will no doubt have plenty of photos to share with you when I get back. I'm also going to be filming a little bit. My partner's 30-year-old cousin is Indian - she was adopted to France when she was little - and she will be seeing her roots for the very first time. Four of us will be travelling together, and we plan to go and see the orphanage where she used to live. How special will that be?

OK, a suitcase needs to be packed! See you at the end of the month.

22 comments:

aims said...

Oh Seamus!! Do enjoy for all of us!

Billy said...

I think that's my cousin Minnie on the left :) Happy Travels!

Richard Womack said...

Have a safe journey!

Lane said...

Sounds like a very special trip!
Stay safe and enjoy!

Sarah Hina said...

Oh, wow, Seamus! I, too, have a long-abiding interest in Indian culture, and really envy you! :)

Have a blast, and and I can't wait to see all your photos and hear your stories!

Dave said...

I have realtives who grew up in India... One day I hope to visit there as well! I envy you... All the best! Take care! :-)

Anonymous said...

My contact number in Delhi 09818029882. Would love to meet you.

Suroopa

ChristineEldin said...

I'm dying to hear about your trip! Have a great time.
I have a love/hate relationship with India.

witnessing am i said...

Very envious, Mr. Shameless. And I hope and suspect you will come back with some poetry, a story or two and maybe a whole two-act musical. It is that kind of country.

Have a wonderful time.

Vikram Johri said...

Hi, I heard of your trip on Frank Wilson's blog and I am the Vikram he has advised you to drop in on. You can reach me at vikmail_j at rediffmail dot com. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jon M said...

Enjoy Seamus! It's ace!

Cailleach said...

Shameless - I hope you have a marvellous time there soaking up all the sights, sounds and scents - you lucky thing you!

laurie said...

oh, wow. have a great time! one of my best friends is going there this friday. maybe you'll run into her.

chiefbiscuit said...

Oh you lucky thing - another trip! I can't wait to see the photos.
(I thought I'd commented on your cat's smile poem on prev. post ... but I see now I must've forgotten to push the publish button ... I often do that.)
I wanted to say that I thought the pov an intriguing idea for a poem and well executed.
Have fun in India.

L.M.Noonan said...

Namaste Seamus, have a wonderful time. Son #1 recently returned from the Ashram, he's been many times and says that like everywhere else in asia India has changed. I'm hoping to return to nepal in December...India will have to wait.

Debi said...

Take me with you! Oh, too late ...

bleeding espresso said...

Awesome! Enjoy!

Pearl said...

Hope it's going along wonderfully.

Marja said...

Have a great trip It is one of my favourite countries as well and some of my best blogging friends are from India.

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Hope you've had a great time...
just called in to say I've moved over to Wordpress. (links are on virtualvoyages.blogspot.com)

Have had a lot of fun on blogger, but there are some attractive features on WP that make blogging easier for me - posting and browsing in categories is one of them.

Look forward to seeing you if you call in anytime,

Julie

Vanessa G said...

Wow what a wonderful thing to do. I hope you had a fabulous time and are going to share the piccies!

Shameless said...

Thank you all very much for your kind words here, which I am only just reading now on my return.

Yes, we had a wild time. I really want to return there for a longer period.

Sorry, Suroopa and Vikram. What a shame I got your messages too late. It would've been great to make contact. I didn't have any reliable internet access and so didn't see this in time. Next time!