Saturday, March 30, 2013

Eggs benedict for breakfast and a lot of shopping in India

Yesterday in India, living a Travelife, I almost missed breakfast for the third morning in a row because I was trying to catch up on sleep, after one late night after another.

We're having pretty fabulous dinners in the city's best restaurants every evening.

And, of course, this means we're sitting around until close to midnight all the time, just talking and enjoying the food.

Not that I'm complaining about a great Travelife. But it does mean that I've been sorely in need of sleep.

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But yesterday, I dragged myself out of bed to get to breakfast for my usual array of vegetable and fruit juices and an eggs benedict.

My friend had been patiently waiting for over an hour for me to join him, so I showed up with the most apologetic look I could manage, at breakfast.

Nope. Obviously this wasn't the apologetic look...

I was planning to have an Indian breakfast yesterday -- complete with the Indian sparkling wine they were so generously serving like water.

But when I saw eggs benedict on the menu, I just had to have it.

I usually order eggs benedict wherever I am, and I still have to have a lousy one yet. The one at the beautiful palace hotel we're staying at in India was simply delicious.

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Read more about this amazing hotel
and our trip to India
in an upcoming issue of Travelife Magazine

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On a Travelife to South Africa a few months ago, I think I ordered eggs benedict 14 mornings in a row.

I wasn't at all disappointed.

Then, apart from some sightseeing yesterday, I just had to get my shopping fix out of the way.


Cathay Pacific flies direct from Hong Kong 
to most major cities in India


Some of the things I love buying in India are clothes and home decor.

The clothes are on the traditional side, but they're always in beautiful jewel colors and with intricate work. They look lovely in India where everyone is wearing something like it; but everywhere else, they look completely exotic.


This isn't part of my exotic wardrobe, but my travel wardrobe.
I brought 8 of these Tinsley dresses to India, to take me from sightseeing in the heat
to elegant and fancy dinners at night -- all in one go.

But if you know me, you'll know that I love wearing exotic clothes.

And I don't really mind being the only person in the room wearing something completely different, as long as it looks good.

In fact, the few times I wear a little black dress to a cocktail party, I get so many comments from people not used to seeing me in the kind of dress lots of other people would wear.

This store was shopping opportunity #1.

So I had about two opportunities to shop for about 10 minutes each yesterday, and I loaded up on jewel-colored clothes.

My friend was my sounding board for my shopping. He thought lots of the stuff I was buying was strange because he attends all these high society functions, escorting ladies wearing svelte and sleek Herve Leger-type of outfits.

They look gorgeous, but fashion is intensely personal and those kinds of dresses are just not my style.


We also had a most interesting lunch with two ladies. 

One of them regaled us with stories about the royalty and VIPs of the world she'd met.

I was so fascinated, especially as these were first-hand accounts. And before I knew it, we were having dessert and it was already 430 PM.

And then as quickly as it began, it was time for cocktails and another enjoyable dinner. And then another day almost ended in my never-ending, never-endingly eventful Travelife.


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