Monday in the Bhopal Mall

May 5, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

Hope you are well. After the tiring day of travel, I arrived last night in Bhopal. The drive from the airport is an easy 25 minutes and I was picked up by two hotel staff. The hotel is nicer than expected and I got a room upgrade. photo 1I worked all day today at the Mall near my hotel. I had an interesting experience in the grocery store. I was close to the shaving creams, lotions, and Durex massage oils a guy is kind of creepin’. He comes up to me and asks if I speak Hindi. “No.” He points to the Durex stuff and asks, “You like?” “No.” I thought I heard him mutter something about sex but I was back in the zone already and didn’t pay attention to it. photo 2I was happy that it wasn’t a market employee wanting to know what I was doing. About a 45 minutes later I’m at the sugars and the same guy comes up to me. He asks “You like?” and shows me his phone, on it is some hard core porn video playing. I’ve never said “Get Away From Me” so seriously before. I was not nervous, just disgusted. I didn’t see him after that. Lunch was at a vegetarian restaurant in the mall.

I had a nice work out at the hotel gym after work. After the work out, I had a nice talk with the trainer about nutrition. photo 3I was telling him about my job and mentioned Turkey. He said I think Turkey is really rich in culture. I said, yes, and Turkish cuisine is excellent. He said is that why … and referred to my hips. I said you have to watch it with comments like that. Dinner was regular. There is a buffet and a la carte at the same restaurant and that’s really the only option. I don’t usually like buffets but this one is fine. During dinner I read and beat a level in Candy Crush that was really annoying. Each region of India has different foods, so I’ve been trying a little of everything. I haven’t considered leaving the hotel, it’s fine here. Tomorrow I have some meetings and am looking forward to them.

Love, Annie

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2 Responses to “Monday in the Bhopal Mall”

  1. Marlene clayton Says:

    Sounds like you need a couple of large security guards with you so staying in the hotel seems like a great idea. Love you so much

  2. Ronna Says:

    your hips are perfect! I cannot imagine what he was inferring…stay in the hotel. Don’t leave until it is time to get out if there please. love you!


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