Tuesday, April 19, 2011

You Couldn’t Make It Up!

Before the incident took place
My list of favorite words is growing at the rate of knots and my favorite word today is Powai. It’s the type of word I can imagine Voice Coaches or Yoga Instructors would get you to say because it really works all of the muscles in your mouth when you over exaggerate it, POOOWWAAIII- but I digress. Powai is about an hour away from where I live on Marine Drive but the travel is worth it if you fancy something different. As you reach Powai, on your right is a beautiful lake which I can imagine is not too dissimilar to the ones that can be found in Udaipur!  The centre of this town although small, has the most beautiful well maintained buildings I’ve seen recently, a few shops, is extremely clean and I didn’t see one beggar which is always a bonus in India. Although there seemed to be plenty of eateries including a Pizza Hut and KFC we opted to eat at the Renaissance Hotel, which over looks the lake, it was idyllic. After a very palatable, al fresco lunch we walked hand in hand through the lush green gardens and watched the locals wade up to their waists into the lake and fish with large nets. At that moment everything was perfect, I was blissfully happy and I hadn’t even had a drink.  I turned to Paul, kissed him and told him how lucky I felt to live in India, as I finished my sentence, out of nowhere a crow swooped down and pooed on my face! ON-MY-FACE! The good feeling went!
View from the hotels gardens- I'm pouting on this one
View of the lake and Powai in the background
Gardens and Lake
Hubby getting in on the action
Its like a different world!!
Close up of city
Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel: #2 & 3B, Near Chinmayanand Ashram, Powai Mumbai, 400 087 India 


  1. Well, ya know… my Mom used to tell me all the time that if a bird poops on you, it's good luck. Supposedly you'll have good luck for the rest of the day or something like that… they way I look at it is, a bird just crapped on you, what else could go wrong that day?

  2. Ha ha yes, I have this conversation daily here, men wee in the street and birds poo on your head its the law in India. I was actually kind of relieved it was on my face rather than hair though, at least I could wipe it off easily! ha x


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