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Monday, November 3, 2008

Preparing for the trip...

Preparations are in full swing for our Italy Trip...we have started processing the visa formalities and also been discussing what can be covered in Rome, Venice, San Gimignano, Capri and Naples...like the 'must-see' places...any suggestions are welcome, please hit the comment space!

Got an awesome bag yesterday while we bought a big trekking bag for the trip. I am going to inaugurate it only on the trip...which is exactly a month away, and if you know me personally, you would know how much self-control it required for me to not use something new! But i will wait...after all, patience is a virtue!

I finally found a cordurouy coat in Camp ( in Pune) and it looks pretty awesome! I love it, was not as expensive as I expected it to be...

S and I will need to take a day off for the Visa, as we need to go to Mumbai for the interview. I have heard so much about the 'Deccan Queen' from my friends that I wanted to go there by 'Deccan Queen'. S is not too keen, he prefers a taxi, but I convinced to go atleast one way, maybe when we get back here...So the plan is after the Visa interview, we will go shopping in Mumbai, I know of "Linkin Road", can localites or Mumbai-experts give me some suggestions for shopping? We might as well make use of the day off, and I have heard so much about the variety-price advantage in Mumbai, I have to see it to believe it. I am only going to window-shop, I promised S! Between you and me...yeah, right!! ( Again, please hit the comment space, if you have suggestions)

Edited to add: My Mumbai trip is cancelled and my shopping plans have gone kaput! Coz the visas got stamped without an interview as S has travelled to Europe earlier and I have also been to UK a couple of years back. So much for my plans! Hmmppph.....S is very happy about all the money we have saved!

This weekend was good fun, watched movies back-to-back on Zee Studio, HBO, Star Movies and Cable that I have lost count of how many movies we saw! Also, I am mighty thrilled about my culinary expertise. We go to a restaurant called 'East Street Cafe' and another Italian Cuisine Restaurant, I forget the name, they serve some amazing pasta with the most fantastic sauce. I figured out how to make that sauce at home by trial and error and I was able to figure out the ingredients as well. It was super awesome!! Now, we don't have to spend so much money eating outside, I can make it right here at home and that too that tastes exactly like the one served in the fancy restaurants. My love for pasta is an acquired taste, thanks to S! I am so glad I can make it myself now, I wrote it down in my recipe book lest i forget...any takers?

11 comments:

Lakshmi said...

please share the recipe for pasta janani :) email me if u can.

Pretty Woman said...

Sure I can, but which Lakshmi is this? :-)

Holy Ash said...

Hey, Linking Road is 'The' best idea and if u have time hit Hill road which is close by too..Fab for window shoppin..ahem!! :) And some gr8 food joints along the way, big n small, u'll find!
Njoi...

Pretty Woman said...

Hey Vibs,
thanks for the tip...Linkin Road it is.. :-)

Guru said...

Hello Madam

Just accidently hit upon your blog. Apologies for that...

Anyways if you are going to italy and get a chance pls try out ice creams in Florence... Itss tooooooooo Gud.

Thanks
VGM

SR said...

hey.. ur pasta sounds intresting.. share the recipe .... drop me an email when you have a moment...
Have fun in linking road.. its damn good.. I loved it...;)

Pretty Woman said...

Hey Guru ( my brother's friend?),

Why do you apologise? Thank you, i will definitely do that :-)

Pretty Woman said...

Hey SR!
I will share the recipe. :-)

Guru said...

Coool...
Njoi your trip.

Anonymous said...

Rome there is nothing much to shop...so do save up your Euros to shop till you drop in Venice...i simply loved the city...only got to window shop since i spent just day in the city...be very prepared to do a lot n lot of walking...infact Venice is such a small city you can cover all of it on foot...and it's a beautiful experience...lavans

Pretty Woman said...

hey Lavans,

thank you for the tip...will remember that!