Yesterday I had the privilege to experience my first Holi! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I was in the states I always said to myself “I’m going to go to that ‘place’ where they celebrate ‘that’ holiday and see what it’s all about”. I clearly knew nothing about what holiday this was, where it was celebrated, or even why it’s special. I just knew it looked like a lot of fun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fast forward to now, I am an expat living in India and getting to celebrate Holi for the first time was really cool! I learned so much about the holiday. It’s not just about throwing paint and colors! Behind all of the fun there is a true message and that made celebrating so much more meaningful! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Happy Holi to those of you celebrating! Let me know what your favorite holiday is to celebrate around the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4 5821 March, 2019
My #amritsartrip went amazing as it supposed to be. Travel nourishes my soul. Enjoyed #holitrip to Amritsar a lot.
Remember that time I went to Bangalore? (If your answer is no, click the link in my bio to watch my latest travel vlogs) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Okay, back to the story. I was told there was a @krispykreme shop in Bangalore right near our hotel and I began planning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I planned how long it would take me to walk to the shop, how many donuts I could realistically eat by myself, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍩
It’s safe to say, I was really excited. This is what happens when you move overseas as an expat and you kind of need a piece of home to feel a little less homesick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍩
We got to @krispykreme and it was closed. I really wanted to get there early but I clearly missed my mark. I may have been a little too excited because we had to wait 30 minutes for it to open. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Once it opened we rushed right in. Found the donuts and quickly ordered a dozen... again, I was way too excited because after I ordered I knew I could only eat one... maybe two over the course of the weekend. Long story short a dozen donuts is a lot! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anyway, being an expat can make you do crazy things when you miss home. But if those things are fun and bring you joy you’ve won! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Also, can we have a moment and give props to my husband for feeding me! Eating donuts is much more fun this way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What do you go crazy for when you miss home?