Back From Bangalore

I’m just back in my apartment & in my bedroom. I was in Bangalore for the past 3 days, to attend a Green Belt Training, having left Cochin on Monday evening in a Volvo bus. I reached Bangalore by 7 am the next morning and was there till last night when I left for back home. I was joined by two colleagues from my office and there were 14 of us in all who attended the training. The 3 of us from Cochin were put up in an apartment owned by the company and used as a guesthouse for out of town employees who visit the city on official business.

The apartment was nice although a bit on the old side. Small but nice living room with somewhat spacious bedrooms, 3 in all. I really liked the half circle shaped sit out area in the bedroom that I was in, giving me a good view of the neighboring houses & apartments and some lawn area. I was greeted each morning by a rush of welcoming cold breeze and the caretaker would serve us some excellently prepared coffee. I found the cups to be too small for my liking and would ask for 2 cups the sweet brew each of the 3 mornings that I was there. I would wake up at 6:30 am,  brush my teeth & wash my face and come to the living room where the days’ paper would be waiting.

I’d sip the coffee and read through the papers and enjoy the cold breeze blowing in through the huge windows behind the dining table. By 7:30 am I would go and take a shower and a shave and get ready for the day, while the caretaker prepared his sumptuous breakfasts –  toast & huge stuffed omelets the first morning, stuffed dosas on the second and puri & potato curry yesterday.  The dinner he served us on day 1 was also great; simple yet delicious. I’ll write a couple of more posts on my trip a little later. Right now, I’ve gotta go get ready for work.

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