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Monday, March 31, 2008

Noida Weekend O’ Fun

ATS waterfalls! On Saturday and Sunday we invited our friends over for a little Noida vacation, complete with pool, sun, tennis, Wii, YouTube surfing and awesome Index Night (Indian Mexican). Our homemade burritos and chips & salsa were spectacular, but much props go to D for concocting some kickass cranberry/OJ/lime margaritas that turned out much better than we expected.

In the afternoon on Sunday I grabbed my guitar and headed to Lodhi Gardens to enjoy the rest of the day, with new friends in tow!

posted by Jesse at 3:23 am  

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A relaxing post-crunch weekend…

From Lodhi Gardens

After working for 7 straight days and getting minimal sleep this past week, I really needed to unplug from teh intarwebs and just go to analog mode. On Saturday I slept in most of the morning and then finally got up and hit they gym and pool. Man I needed that! Naturally, we hit up sushi in the evening and then went to Lodi – The Garden Restaurant for dessert. We zig-zagged around Delhi for the rest of the night trying to take one of our friends home before we finally made it back to ATS at 1am.

Sunday I was really happy to get up and go to Church in Faridabad. There’s a good church there with a very western-style contemporary service. I know all the songs and they use all sorts of rock instruments (electric guitar and bass, drums, etc). The only problem with this place is that it’s 40 minutes away! Doh.

After church I picked up Albert and we hit up Lodi again for lunch. We tried several things from the menu including smoothies, wine/cheese, mushrooms, and even tenderloin “steak” (likely not cow). So far we aren’t really impressed with the food, but the decor is the nicest I have seen in India so far. This is because it’s attached to the Lodhi Gardens (right out the back door).

We decided to walk off our lunch in the gardens. Having never been there, we were blown away! The gardens seem to be a wildlife sanctuary of sorts, home to all sorts of birds and little critters. There are also an assortment of old tombs and temples that are really fun to hang out in and sprawling greenery and beautiful trees. I was really bummed that I didn’t bring my camera, but at least I had my camera phone (note: camera phones are != cameras).

Next we headed over to Vasant Vihar to grab some dessert at Chokola, which is a sort of bakery/coffee shop with really awesome food. We stopped by the SONY store to check out the latest game on PS3 (not impressed), and then swung by PVR Priya to buy tickets for the 6pm showing of Fantastic Four.

After a quick stop by the grocery store where I proceeded to buy 5 million Good Day muesli bars (OK, 32… but it seems like a lot more), we headed home to hit the gym and go for a jog.

Great weekend!

posted by Jesse at 12:55 pm  

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