Typical sickness when travelling: Delhi Belly

Morning everyone! I feel like I always start with a “good morning”, but I mean, it is always morning when I have been blogging, lately.

This morning was a sick morning. Not for me, but for my oldest little sister, Thea, & for our little brother Filip. They both have the same problem, stomach ache & abdominal cramps. With other words- Delhi belly. 

Delhi Belly: Noun;  “An old-fashioned informal term for the common intestinal infection suffered by travellers unaccustomed to the local bacterial contamination (usually faecal) of food or drink. The condition is by no means confined to the Indian subcontinent.”

This is very common when traveling in Asia. The symptoms are diarrhea or stomach ache, contracted from eating Indian food, sometimes even vomiting- but usually not. Staying in India for a few years, will make us immune, since this doesn’t come from eating some specific bad piece of food. It is, as mentioned, caused by not being used to the indian food culture. I mean, the food itself differs a lot compared to the swedish food.

Due to the sickness, this will be a calm and not so busy day. We probably won’t go outside the hotel, but I think I will spend my afternoon by the swimming pool. I have almost already finished reading my book, which I started yesterday. In a bit, I’ll go down to the gym, to do my workout.

I have lots of ideas for upcoming blog posts. Please don’t hesitate to comment, if you have any specific topics you’d like to read about. Bye for now!

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3 photos from today

My evening outfit consisted of a shirt from Stockh LM, a pair of jeans from Replay, shoes from Novita, accessories from Marc Jacobs & Edblad and a small bag from Mulberry. I did two messy braids in my hair. It was very hot to wear jeans, in this heat, but the thing is that it is always a lot more colder in the stores and on the restaurants. It does not feel very comfortable either, wearing shorts or thin shirts- where you show a lot skin, due to their religion, here in India. At the hotel, it is another thing, and it feels totally OK to where a bit thinner clothes here. The bikini is from Pink, Victoria’s secret.

XOXO

A visit to the CyberHub

Hello guys! 

This day was mainly spent by the pool. The weather was cloudy, but very hot and damp in the air. Even though clouds, with a mix of exhausts, were covering the sky- it was very light outside, you can really feel how much stronger the sun is here in India, than in Sweden.

By the pool, I swam 20 laps and then read a lot. I finished my book and got half way through another one. Reading is the best! We ate a really late lunch, at least late for us, around 3 o’clock. The heat, combined with a bit of jet lag, don’t really make us as hungry, as we usually are, that’s the reason for eating a late lunch. I ate a vegetable noodle soup with some dosa. A dosa is a sort of a healthy remake of a pancake- it mainly consists of chick peas and rice. It may not sound very inviting, but I promise it tastes so good, and looks almost exactly like a pancake!

When we have had lunch, it was too hot to stay outside any longer. The clouds had disappeared a bit, and the blue sky even showed through at some places. Our taxi picked us up at half past five, until then we relaxed a bit on the hotel rooms.

We drove to a big place, called CyberHub, where we had dinner. It is almost like a mall, but with only restaurants, such as Hard Rock café, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, lots of Indian restaurants and so on. The whole place was so fresh and modern. The different sides of India are huge! From looking at sky scrapes, to “houses” only consisting of a very few towels and plates, sheds. It is heartbreaking, seeing all these poorness, but a only a fact that shows how extremely unfair the world is.

We got home around eight. Now it is almost 10 pm, I will read a bit, write a few blog posts and then go to sleep.

Tonight the Shiva festival is starting, at 00am. There are already so much noise, music, decorations going on, outside. The streets are overloaded with people on cars, busses and richaws. Almost all the cars have huge stereos and plays extremely loud, indian music. I wonder how much sleep we will get tonight… I will keep you updated!

Good night!

 

Hit the gym

Morning all! 

I woke up at 7 am. My family was still asleep, by eight me and my dad went to the gym. The others were still sleeping. I did my workout for an hour. It was really great and I love to work in the gym!

I started with the cross trainer, then I did core, back, arms, turnout, insides, feet & stretched at last.

Now, we are going to the breakfast. I am so hungry! We will spend the rest of the morning by the pool, and later visit some stores.

Have a great day! 

Ambience mall 

 Shopping, shopping, shopping… It can never be enough, can it?

We spent our evening at the ‘Ambience mall’. It took 20 minutes to go there. 20 minutes of crazy cars driving everywhere, dogs walking wherever they want and the speed bumps always make everything worse! The drivers don’t really slow down that well, so it’s such bumpy car rides.

Anyway, Ambience mall was incredible! Just like any huge mall in the US! They had every store you could think of. H&M, Zara, Claries, Calvin Klein, Promod, Gap, Sephora, Adidas and so on. I bought the most comfiest and cute set from Juicy Couture. Or, my mom and dad bought it for me, as a late birthday gift because we knew beforehand there would be a juicy store here. Thanks so much! ❤

We had dinner at a Jamie Oliver restaurant, it is always a safe card, and has lots of good food. I started with some mozzarella and tomatoes, then shared a few pizza slices with the others.

Now we are back on the hotel again. We will soon eat our delicious donuts, that we both at Dunkin Donuts- at the mall. Then I’ll do my workout, since I have already swam 20 laps today, I think I will only do 300 sit ups, 50 side lift in plank on each side, 100 Russian twists, 20 back lifts, some turnout exercises and then stretch. After that, the big, cozy hotel bed is waiting for me, to fall asleep on. And I for sure will! We are not jet lagged actually, but walking around the whole day- visiting all the apartments and then in the mall, made me very tired.

I hope you had a great day. Good night! 

Apartment viewing 

 

We just got home from looking at 10 different apartments. These are the coolest apartments I have ever seen! No joke!

The drivers picked us up at 10 o’clock, which I have already mentioned. Then we went to the apartment area.

The area is huge. It consists of 20 different towers, each tower has extremely many apartments, which are all unlike each others. Every tower has a reception and a lobby, where all the elevators are. The area, where all the towers are situated, has common social activity areas, which can be used by all persons who live in the area. There are things such as tennis courts, golf courts, basket ball courts, a jogging trail, a huge swimming pool, squash court etc. There is also a thing called “club house”. The club house is huge, as well. Inside, you can find a spa and beauty salon, great gym, pilates and yoga rooms, card room, bio salon (super cool!), a bakery, restaurants, party room and so on. This place is incredible! I am so jealous of my family who will live with all this, but at the same time very excited to go to Zurich.

We found one outstanding apartment. It was very convenient, big, had a great kitchen, right amount of bed rooms, nice toilets & a real pretty view. It was fresh but also very light. The lower photos above, are on that apartment.
All the ones we visited were huge. One was even 1000 square meters, divided into two floors. The balcony was the largest I had ever seen! It was too big though… Another apartment was actually super cool, not at all in our interest, but still very cool. It had a sort of a dark and mysterious lightening, some parts were made to have a bar and disco furniture. Pretty special, I would say.

We spent almost 5 hours, looking for apartments. We got home 2.30 am and directly had lunch. Now we will relax at our hotel room until 5 o’clock. Then we will go to a huge shopping mall; where we will buy a few things. In the evening I will go to the gym, and do my workout. The weather has been mixed, sometimes a bit rainy and sometimes very sunny, but all the time extremely hot. I am in love with the heat, this weather is perfect!

 

Hotel breakfast at its best 


Good morning all! 

Today the alarm wake us up at 8.30. We directly went up, dressed ourselves and then took the elevator to have some breakfast. I ate delicious tropical fruits and a yogurt. Now it is 9.45 and the taxi will pick us up in 15 minutes. We just have to take the mosquito spray first. The taxi will drive us to the area where all the apartments are situated. We will do 10 different apartment visits and then choose one, where we want to live. As I’ve written before, the hotel stay is only because we have not found an apartment yet. 

Yesterday was such a great day. In the afternoon I swam 1 kilometre in the swimming pool and then we all did some spa. In the evening, me and my sisters got nice manicure. 

Now I really have to go. I hope you have a great day, and I’ll post more in the evening about our visit to the apartments. 

Bye for now!