Saturday, December 01, 2007

Juhu beach

This morning Juhu beach felt quite different to me. I went out about 7AM Sunday and there was a stream of people walking along the beach. Mostly well-off people out for exercise, enjoyment, meditation? A few joggers joined the walkers.
Several boys were playing cricket, with sticks in the sand to mark the wicket. Then two boys playing volleyball. By 8AM there were volleyball nets up, more cricket players, two men throwing a frisbe, a group playing soccer in uniform, two boys practicing Tai Kwon Do, and other boys practicing flips in the sand. Occasionally there was an old table piled with coconuts for sale.
I wish I were more bold about taking photos, as the opportunities are endless if I were willing to be the tourist pest. I am the only obviously American person among thousand anyways, so does it matter if I stick out even more?
But I am enjoying the morning and looking forward to the breakfast spread downstairs.
Cheers all! Suprabhaat.
Love, Dad


Blogger Jenny Clay said...

Oh you are wonderful! I love the first picture of the beach. Here it is almost 10:00 at night and you are already up and out walking in the morning. Where do you suppose that half of a day goes? Is there a Douglas Adams time exchange somewhere beyond Alpha Centauri?

10:01 PM  
Blogger gwen said...

Yay for travel updates! That first picture looks like a California sidewalk (or a phoenix mall) except on the beach. I say take all the pictures you want - it is the proper role of a tourist, and nobody will begrudge you them. In fact, you will provide light comic relief (as in, look at that guy, he just took a picture of the mailman!)

10:05 AM  
Blogger rosie said...

Do a lot of people speak english there? Or are do you have to carry around one of those English to Indian books? (what's the native language there?)

11:52 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Hi Rosie. Almost every educated person speaks English, to varying degrees. But for most, it is a second language, so some people are comfortable with English and some struggle a lot.

9:29 AM  

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