Dear friends and readers,
This is my last day with full computer access in Bangalore, so I’d just like to say thanks for following my food adventures in India for the past two weeks! Last weekend we flew to Delhi and then hired a driver to go to Agra, the insanely crowded city where the incomparable Taj Mahal and beautiful Agra Fort are located. As you can see, we had a lovely time once we pushed past the crowds and barkers at the gate. *whew* We’ll spend one last weekend in Bangalore, shopping and possibly working in a spa trip for a massage or henna, and then fly to Europe on Monday. We will have spent two and a half incredibly full weeks in India. We’ll arrive in London briefly, just in time to catch a flight to Vienna, Austria, and spend two weeks exploring Austria from Vienna to Salzburg and then drive up the Romantic Road (Romanticstrausse, or something like that) in Germany just briefly, then returning to Austria to spend two blissfully gluten-free nights in an Austrian woman’s very Celiac friendly pension. (She has Celiac herself.) I will of course give you the full report of every glass of mulled wine, every bowl of pumpkin soup, and the aromatic cups of fresh Viennese coffee as soon as we return home on December 30th. Well, I might need a few days to recover from jet lag, but then I’ll be back posting up a storm! I hope you will stick around, and greet me when I get back. Last night Bangalore wished me a very Merry Christmas with a parade of high-school age kids wearing santa hats, marching down the street in front of our hotel singing “We Wish you a Merry Christmas.” May you all have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year that is as magical and unexpected as I expect ours to be….
With sleigh bells and mistletoe, and visions of the Taj Mahal dancing in my head, I wish you all the best for the upcoming year. May all your meals be gluten-free and, of course, yummy.