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Goa - Sunday, 16 February 2014

Slept in and woke up to the sound of whistles blowing and people yelling and clapping. There is a triathlon being conducted on the beach in front of us so the hotel had warned us yesterday that there might be a bit of noise coming from the beach today.

We have been eating our breakfast on the terrace, next to a pool and while we were both inside this morning getting our breakfast, a bird flew down down and pinched a piece of rock melon from my plate and another bird took a butter pat! Cheeky little buggers.

Went down to reception at 1.30 ish to say goodbye to Diane and Lorraine. That will be us tomorrow.

Then lunch by the pool


Finally, after three days of celebrations, balls and parties, the wedding ceremony will take place this evening at 6.00 pm. Many hands make light work.


All the flowers you can see are fresh. The perfume is magnificent.

At 6.00 pm we went down to the lawn to have a look at the wedding. As luck would have it, we were standing right near the room where the bride came from. She was dressed in a beautiful wedding sari in gold and red. As she came out of her room, about eight men from her family lifted a canopy covered with beautiful fresh flowers over her head and escorted her to the platform where her husband was sitting. They exchanged flower garlands and seemed to fiddle around for about 30 minutes with nothing much happening. Some guests were sitting on the chairs but others had wandered over to the food tables and were snacking. Actually no one seemed to be very interested in what the bride and groom were doing.


There were bunches and bunches of white balloons and without much ceremony, the staff released them without any acknowledgement from the guests or the bride and groom. Very weird.


We went back to our room and had room service and all of a sudden, the tranquility of the evening was shattered by fireworks from the wedding. It must be nice to have so much money!


Posted by gaddingabout 09:30 Archived in India

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