Crazy vacation

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Here I am πŸ™‚ Hope all of you have been safe and merry what with Christmas and New Year so close. I am raring to read all of what has been happening whenΒ I was away –

Nearly 3 weeks.

2 days and 3 nights packed with sight seeing and road touringΒ in Sri Lanka in 3 cities dripping of culture and heritage – Kandy, Negombo and Colombo.

One hectic, sleep deprived (K would say otherwise), crazy scheduled but an awesome, bright and colourful, …. err. lets just say, a family wedding. That would explain a lot more than the words in my lexicon.

Meeting papa. Even if for a couple of days. And missing Ma and Chintu.

Multiple and by that I mean, many many shopping trips. Cue happy contented face. Ah.

Getting up and close with a totally different culture through the wedding and loving it.

Learning how beautiful diversity is and being thankful for it.

Almost giving in to madness to stand up and dance during the flight. 5 hours and I complain. And I want to touch the North Pole and South Pole.

Eating. Different dishes. Different cooks. Humongous scary proportions, especially of rasmalai. And washing everything off with heavenly masala chai.

Extensive road trips in Orissa. Meeting people. Visiting villages and meeting artists. Clicking away to glory. Loving history.

Learning the beauty of mustard and the wonders it does to a dish. Falling in love with Bengali food.

Gorging on gupchups endlessly. Entertaining people in return.

Being welcomed by the most beautiful hues of sarees. Expanding my prized collection.

Catching up with K’s undergrad friends. Realizing all over again that I am super lucky to have K with me. Thank God!!!!!!!!!

Going to remote villages away from the destination just to try a popular local sweet.


And I haven’t even begun.

Wait till you hear all about it πŸ™‚






  1. Destination Infinity · December 19, 2012

    Ok. Start with Sri Lanka. Then Orissa. Then West Bengal. I hope you didn’t stay in Hilton during this trip. Otherwise, you might be determined to break your own longest-post record describing every inch of the hotel πŸ˜›

    • kismitoffeebar · December 19, 2012

      Hey DI!

      Yup, I will start off with Sri lanka. No matter where I stay, I will definitely bore with you with the details. But this time, I have one awesome surprise to share. Comign soon πŸ™‚

  2. ashreyamom · December 19, 2012

    oh yes, srilanka is always in my to travel list.. waiting to read the details with photographs too.. looks like you enjoyed the trip.. sarees.. parcel few to them.. :).. being with amma, appa is always a great time..

    • ashreyamom · December 19, 2012

      u came all the way to orrisa, you should have extended the trip to Araku, then to vizag and met me na..

      • kismitoffeebar · December 19, 2012

        Hi AM!

        Please do visit Sri Lanka then πŸ™‚ I will share my experiences with lot of photos πŸ™‚

        I really thought of you but like I said, it was a crazily packed vacation (yeah, that exists) and so missed meeting you. I am really sorry. But I will set it right in the future by God’s Grace!!!!!!!!

  3. Jas · December 19, 2012

    yoooohooooo.. πŸ™‚ now i know where were you πŸ™‚

    Waiting for all those long posts with the best travel details πŸ™‚

  4. Visha · December 19, 2012

    you are whizzing through in this update Toffee…I almost felt like I am seeing the trailer of Discovery’s new show on vacations πŸ˜†

    Chalo, start making us jealous now πŸ˜€

    • kismitoffeebar · December 20, 2012

      hehe I will Visha soon πŸ˜› Let me just transfer the snaps πŸ™‚

  5. The Girl Next Door · December 19, 2012

    Woah, sounds like one SUPER DUPER vacation. πŸ™‚
    I am jealous! πŸ˜€
    Waiting to read the travelogue/s. πŸ™‚

    • kismitoffeebar · December 20, 2012

      he he , all experiences coming up soon. Just need to transfer the snaps πŸ™‚

  6. Smita · December 19, 2012

    Already envious!

  7. Amit · December 19, 2012

    Whoa! Lady! Catch your breath! One at a time. And slowly. πŸ™‚

  8. Nithvin · December 19, 2012

    Packed vacation that must have been..waiting to hear all about it πŸ™‚

    • kismitoffeebar · December 20, 2012

      It was super packed Nithvin. I wouldn’t mind another πŸ˜› sharing soon πŸ™‚

  9. Bikramjit Singh Mann · December 19, 2012

    SO thats where you been hiding .. rather enjoying yourself

    welcome back πŸ™‚

    • kismitoffeebar · December 20, 2012

      he he yea Bikram πŸ™‚ Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  10. anisnest · December 19, 2012

    looks like you are already done with vacations for 2013 as well? going green… πŸ™‚

    • kismitoffeebar · December 20, 2012

      No no no no ani. I can never have enough of vacations πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

  11. greenboochi · December 20, 2012

    Wow!! what a beautiful sum-up Kismi πŸ™‚ I am really really looking forward to read all of it πŸ˜€

  12. Pesto Sauce · December 20, 2012

    I too returned from a vacation although it was to home only but must say you sound damn excited

    • kismitoffeebar · December 21, 2012

      hehe I went to my husband’s place. Their traditions are totally new to me and so I was extremely excited!
      wow! You returned from home as well? Nice πŸ™‚

  13. techie2mom · December 26, 2012

    crazy vacation indeed, but also fun and adventurous, delicious and entertaining!!!!

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