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Thursday, October 16, 2008

'Travelog' finale

Ah yes, finally I've found the time to post the 'finale' to Mom's trip to India. Again, I apologize this is ages overdue...let's continue the trip via photos:

This is one of the commercial streets that Mom and her colleague went to during the weekend they were there. She said this is sort of like the 'Chinatown' for India (where lots of tourists and locals frequent to shop). You don't really see many people here in the photo coz Mom went very early there, and the shops have not exactly opened yet...o.O" But when it does, it's bustling with people everywhere!

See the many rows of round things? Those are bangles for sale. Mom said there are lots and lots of colors and patterns to be found...they are usually worn during festivals, and even for going out. She bought quite a bit of them too (not from here, but from another shop)

This is another shop selling women's can see lots of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and bangles out for display!

Here's another view of the looks like it's neverending, doesn't it?

Mom found this police station building right smack in the middle of the many shops and modern buildings. She said it looks kind of like a building from the olden days...not sure if it is, but I think it looks nice! And you can even see a policeman entering the front door...hehe!

Another thing that you can find loads here is clothes! Along the street, Mom says you will find many shops selling sari cloths (a traditional ladies' wear). From this photo,it looks like it's a very nice dress, right? When Mom took a close look she found out that it's a long piece of cloth that you need to wind around your body to wear...o.O" She didn't get one, but she said the cloths are SOOO pretty, it's like wearing a prom dress if you put it on with all the embroidery and sequins on it!

I don't really know what this guy is selling (neither does Mom!) but it looks like stacked cookies or candy, doesn't it? hehe! Mom and her colleague took a detour and ended up in a market...

..and they saw this horse carriage! I think the horse looked tired though...maybe it didn't have enough rest just yet.

You'll also see many temples in Bangalore...this shot is actually of the roof of the temple. See how intricate the designs are? Mom was told that most temples have the roofs hand carved...whoa!

Here is a photo of keysmiths (am I correct?) in the market. They make duplicates of keys for people and fix locks here...I wonder how they manage with such small workspaces though!

Here is a photo of a very high-end shopping mall (or so I'm told). I don't know if you can read the words here, but if you click on it you can see it better. It says 'Show Off' on the shop sign...LOL! What an apt name for it, don't you think? *grins*

Here is a photo of a cobbler by the road side that Mom came across on her way back. She says that he uses ordinary tools to fix shoes, like kitchen knives, etc. Not exactly like the cobblers we have here, but hey it does the job,right? *wink*

Here's a photo that Mom took in the airport when she's about to leave India. It's a new airport, she was told...look at the design! I like the layered ceiling..hehe!

Mom tried to take photos when she is in the air...this is supposed to be a photo right when the sun is rising (her flight from Bangalore is also a late night flight, but she reached Malaysia in the morning). She said this doesn't really do the view justice, coz it was REALLY colorful and breathtaking (especially when her camera's not equipped for these kind of photos!)...I guess one will just have to see it to believe it!

And look...we're flying right above the clouds! Well, not me, but you get what I mean...*wink* Mom says it gives her a feeling like she's sort of in heaven, looking down on the earth...she also saw lots of weird-shaped clouds. heh!

This photo was taken after Mom had landed...she caught a glimpse of these custom officers taking a break with their working doggies. She said they looked so cute, but she didn't get to say Hi since they're working.

Well, that's all from me and Mom about her trip to India! Gifts for me? Hmm, Mom said she has went around to look for pet stores in Bangalore, but unfortunately she couldn't find any! She even asked her colleagues in the Bangalore office if she could find a pet store, but they said it is not common for them to have pets, so pet stores are a rarity there...=( But then,she had bought me some other things when she got back...hehe! Will show you that in my next post...*wink*


29 paws to this post!:

Noah the Airedale said...

Great photos. Did your mum buy lots of things Scottie? D would have gone crazy.

Noah xx

Boo said...

what dog is that? is that GR working dog?

wet wet licks


The Three Musketeers said...

Wow , your mum did take some great pictures for us to enjoy . haha . Sissy say that the HCA Hospice is fun . but she say that the Dover Park one is not fun as many of the patients are like emergency cases & have less than a year to live. Oh , Lady is fine now , but ! with that cone around her neck , i still doesn't think she is fine BOL ! Take lots of care ! & remember to show us your pups (:


The Three Musketeers said...

Their main aim is to bring joy to their life . Then I am thinking SISTER !? will she ? AHAHAH !
Have a great week ahead !!

Lots of Loves ,
3 Musketeers

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

That was furry khool to see pikhs from a city my mom hears a great deal about - in fakht, her khompany ships items there -

Oorvi has shared via her blog how khanines are NOT the norm in India so I guess that is why your mom khouldn't find a petstore -

I khan't wait to see what you got!


Thor said...

Hi Scottie!
Those are great pictures of your Mom´s trip to India. Thanks for sharing to us.

Love and licks

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Your mom's photos are great! Thanks for sharing.

Can dogs go to restaurants in Bangalore? When my parents were in Costa Rica there were always dogs wandering in and out of the cafes. Ther are LOTS of the dog friendly restaurants here in ABQ where I get fussed over and other diners sometimes ask mom if they can give me a bite of their food!Sometimes I reward my admirers by doing a trick (like back up and bow). It is the best!

Moco said...

What a lovely tour of India we had. It is so nice to see all these far away places through the eyes of others. Thanks so much.

BenTheRotti said...

Hi Scottie,

Well thats settled then .. Mum is never going to India! She is a total shop-a-holic.. Dad says if we let her loose there we would be bankrupt within three hours and he said that would mean no toys or treats for me.. so clearly I will NEVER let her go there!

They are awesome photos buddy, looks like she had a great trip.. thanks for sharing,

love and tailwags,

Ben xxxxx

Lady Kaos said...

It looks like she had a great time!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Scottie!
More great pictures!
Some time ago we could find clothes from India here but not these days! My mom liked them!
Kisses and hugs

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hi Scottie,
Congrats on being a new daddy! Thks for sharing the pics of India. It is fascinating to experience another culture (whilst we're multi-cultural here, it's probably more intense in India).

PS. I would be honoured for you to add me to your blog list. I'm adding you to mine too.

Pedro said...


I would love it if you would add my name to your blog! I will also list you on mine. Your mom's trip to India looked so exciting! My mom says other than the US, she has only been to Canada, Mexico, Barbados and Bermuda. She thought the picture of the roof of the temple was really interesting but I have to admit, it kinda scared me! I'd have to bark at it if I was there! No pets?! Can you imagine????? My mom is going away for a few days but I'll come back and visit when she gets home. Hope your pups and your wife are doing good :P


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh, it sure looks like a very pawsome place. Lots of nice photos. Can't wait to see what present you get. ;)

~ Girl girl

Dewey Dewster said...

What lovely photos of's alway nice ta see other countries because we know we'll never get there looks like a bustling place...with lots of sights ta see....too bad ya didn't get ta go....
'n too bad there weren't any pet stores....but we bet ya got somethin' anyways....

Dewey dewster here....

The Three Musketeers said...

Gee Thanks Scottie ! I love the gift a lot ! Hey , remember to show us the pups ! Lady was a mother of 3 , that was five years ago . Now the puppies or should I say the dogs are at their relative house (:

Loves ,
Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers said...

Not to worry or be sad Scottie , you will see them some other day . & your mummy will show you the pictures when she comes home from Jetty's house ! Yeap , heard from Zena , Lady was super protective that time too , she even attempt to bite anyone that touches her puppy , but Zena was an acception ! BOL !

Lots of Loves,
Three Musketeers

Huskee and Hershey said...

Gee... India looks very different form what I'd initially imagined.. did your mom buy loads of accessories??

Amber-Mae said...

India is a very nice place to go. Bet it was soooper busy & crowded with thousands of people. Hardly any pet shops there? That sucks.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Petra said...

Thanks for sharing about the trip; it looked like lots of fun. My mom thinks she would have loved to shop in those fun little stores. Too bad your mom passed up the opportunity to buy the sari. I might have made a great gift for YOU, Scottie!

Simba said...

Great photos. It looks like a really interesting place.

Simba x

Maggie and Mitch said...

The clothes are so beautiful and colorful! Did your mom come home with her suitcase loaded, Scottie?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Snowy and Crystal said...

thanks for sharing the pictures =) we enjoyed looking through them

Malts Paws


Oorvi said...

Hi Scottie,

Thanks for visiting...and for sharing the pictures:)

I live in Delhi...Delhi looks a bit different (the temples look a lot different - so do the streets) but It's really nice to meet a doggie with Indian connections (Khyra's mom too does some business with India.)

Do visit again...I'll add your blog to mine shortly:)

Licks n Wags,

Xsara ... said...

beautiful pictures! thank you so much for sharing :)

the 4 Bs said...

hi Scottie, those are very interesting pictures. we like to see what it looks like in different places. we think all of those clothes are so colorful and beautiful.

those pictures your mom took from the airplane are pretty good. the sunrise is amazing.


Agatha and Archie said...

If PL2 went to all those shops she would go nuts!!!!!!! We would love to see all your MOm's bangles!!! Love A+A

Raising Addie said...

Hello Scottie!

I saw your site at Boo's blog and wanted to stop by.

This is a wonderful post! Thank you sooo much for sharing your pictures. I feel like I was right there with you!

Scottie, you are very sweet!

Raising Addie said...

Scottie, we would be honored if you would join in our contest!

We can't wait to see your picture!