Kapoor Year 14B: India And COVID-19 travel blog

We Were Pleased To See The Serena Beach Resort Sign, We'd Gone...

The Road Led Us Over The Mouth Of A Small River, Only...

As We Crossed The Bridge, I Was Delight To See Dozens Of...

If The Large Gate Was Any Indication Of The Style Of The...

We Drove In And Turned Left Near This Peaceful Reclining Buddha Figure,...

It Was Quite The Driveway That Took Us Deeper Into The Resort,...

The Large Reception Area Was The Next Surprise, I Loved The Fact...

Donna Settled Herself On A Decorative Wooden Chair While The Guys Checked...

Here's A Better Photo Showing The Unusual Style Of The Chairs In...

When I Saw The Newspapers Next To Her, I Knew Anil Would...

In The Open-Air Space To The Right Of The Reception Desk, I...

We Were Given Directions Of Our Cottages, I Got A Peek At...

Duncan Chose The Last Room, We Were Happier To Be Slightly Closer...

Speaking Of Facilities, This Large Building Was The Restaurant With A Large,...

We'd Had A Big Lunch In Bhuj And Weren't Hungry, But Wanted...

After A Walk Around The Grounds And The Beach, Three Of Us...

After Dinner We Settled Into Bed, You Can Imagine My Surprise When...

Later In Our Stay, I Walked Out Along The Driveway To Take...

This One Looks Like Its Under Repair, I Stepped Closer To Admire...

I Could See That The Artist Was Still Working On This Project,...

The Grounds Were Clearly Set Up For Large Wedding Parties, There Were...

Here's A Couple In Traditional Dress, The Grounds And The Gardens Were...

I Encouraged Donna And Duncan To Cuddle Up For A Photo, They're...


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KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

When Anil was given a choice of beach resorts in Mandvi, he picked the Serena Beach Resort. I was busy on a big project with my photos and I trusted him to find a great place for us to stay. It turned out to be much better than I had imagined, because I didn’t think that Mandvi was much of a tourist destination. I think that the resorts have sprung up along the coast here because Indians are always looking for an exotic setting for destination weddings, much like the rest of the world.

At first Flamingo Travels booked us in for just two nights, thinking that we wanted a week-long trip, but once Anil realized that much of the final day would be the long drive from Mandvi back to Ahmedabad, he asked them to add another night. It was a great plan, because we were able to unwind and let all the experiences we’d had during the previous week, sink in.

As it turned out, I developed a migraine on our second day at the resort, probably from something I’d eaten, and I would have hated to have to be driving across Gujarat on that day, instead of having a comfortable room, with dark curtains draw, recover in. Fortunately, I had made the most of our first day at the resort and had walked throughout the extensive grounds and taken lots of photos.

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