2 days are not enough to experience a lot in traveling. For me it’s enough to upload energy, I’m seizing the day and enjoy every second I have for myself.
After 9 months I could finally travel to India again. Chennai is my most favourite destination as a layover. I just love south india, I like my dear friends over there and feel so comfortable and happy to do the things I love to do when I’m there.
I literally put myself into my personal india mode.
I told my friends that traveling to Chennai feels like having a short vacation, loading energy for my workingmom/familylife in germany.
Chennai is a special layover for me, I am so happy and excited to meet my friends. I eat as much as I can, as spicy as possible and my consume of filter coffee is just over the top.
I went to Devaneri to meet the fisherman’s family again.
After a smooth flight we arrived in Chennai a little late. In the morning two wonderful collegues and I started our trip towards Mamalapuram.
But first breakfast. South indian breakfast, a must do and stop at Sangeethas veg.Restaurant. There is nothing more yummy at that moment than eating Masala dosais with coconut chutney and a fresh squeezed watermelon juice. The south indian coffee is rounding up my perfect kind of a morning.
My collegues loved the breakfast too, it was amazing. Do you know that feeling when you love something so much, even when it’s just a breakfast?!!!
The Ideal Beach Resort is a nice place to relax. Welcomed by a yummy juice and traditionel jasminnecklaces we started to enjoy our day off.
After a couple of minutes I allready met a few familiar faces and started to look around for nice images to shoot.
I’ve met my friend the fisherman who was inviting us for lunch at his house. We went to his village Devaneri and had the best Tiger Prawns of the world, yummy rice and thuna and the most delicious papayas I ‘ve ever tasted before!
It was just wonderful. His son was born last year and I can’t wait to meet him for the first time. Spending time there is always amazing. What do we actual need in life? That’s the question I ask myself. I am happy to be able to help this family a little. They don’t have much but what they actual have is so simple, a warm heart. I can’t wait to visit them again. Rainjackets, he was asking me so politely for Rainjackets.They use to go fishing at night and the monsun rains are making it very tough for them. I gave him money for his baby boy, his wife had a complicated delivery and stayed in the hospital for a long time. I feel blessed to know this family.
The return to chennai is giving me a weird feeling of shame. Coming back to the beautiful hotel, airconditioned, clean and comfortable. Taking a shower in this huge and luxurious bathroom, floating water, soap and doors! I made myself ready for dinner with my dear friends. I missed them so much and it made me happy to see them again! It took some time to change my mood, I feel so thankful for my actual pretty luxurious life I live. I don’t live it that way, it just feels so compared to poor indian families. Lunch in a fisherman’s home, dinner in a high class restaurant. That’s what travelers see and experince. There is no deeper gap between luxury and need than in india. Rich and poor, so close.
The time with my friends is always amazing. I love their daughter so much and when the time came to say “good bye”, I really had to fight with my tears. Not knowing when I’ll be back to meet them.
My Chennai layover was simply gorgeous. Ideal Beach, Devaneri, Dinner at Ayna, visiting an indian kid’s bdayparty. After 2 days of india, yummylicious food and spending time with wonderful friends and collegues I came back home and opened the door of my house……totally relaxed…😊
My beautiful and lovely son was hugging me so much and his smile on his face told me one thing: “It’s good to be back home!!!!!!!”
Life of a flying mummy…..