“Help, but do so without expecting anything in return.”
And I think thats what has kept the bond going so strong, this long. Though the families are from 2 countries that are thousands of miles away, the friendship has come down to the 4th generation.
These 3 friends(in the photos) came to Coimbatore for the 1st time on the 22nd and we were pretty excited. When we met them 10 years ago for the first and last time, we could just not communicate ‘coz they didn’t know English and we didn’t know German. We’ve never met / spoken since then too. But now, when they were here, we had so much fun that we felt that we’d spoken to each other forever.
For those of you who wanted to know what we did together, here is a glimpse of the week through pics..
Photos courtesy : Johanna. Thank you so much. some of it from the iphone too.
The People : Mom, Akks, Maamai, Maami, Shamb, Raghav, Ammamms, Thaths, Johanna, Aunt Conny, Roberta, Virginia and Giorgio. No fun without them! <3
Must thank : all the people who cooked / drove us around! Nothing would’ve been possible without them..
Stay at Valparai : WoodBriar Bungalows.. A home away from home, actually!
Day 2.. Of Mehendi, Banana leaves and Thoppi Dosas..
Day 3.. Of Travel, Valparai, Photos, Christmas Fun and Dances..
We celebrated Christmas their way!
Day 4… Of Treks, Music, Sarees and Crazy photos.. :D
Day 5… Of Good-byes! :’( Farewell time.
So, that, was the week! Fun, happiness, love, crazy photo sessions, traditional times and laughter filled the air.
For each other, we are always there. After how ever many years, we’ll always care. Many years down the lane, to hurt each-other, we’d never dare. India and Germany – the bond will always be fair. Love and happiness – we’ll always share. You and we – We’ll always hug like a teddy-bear.
We are Family. <3