Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chapatis in my Salt Tea

While we were taking pictures of each other, their mother returned and prepared for us a cup of the salt tea.  I watched  as they ripped a fresh chapati and placed the pieces into the tea and then did the same.  I can’t say that I cared for the salt tea, but it was quite filling.  As a token of appreciation for sharing the afternoon with them, they decorated my hand with mehendi.  Politely declining their invitation to spend the night at their place, I thanked them for their hospitality and made my way in the rain back to the hotel.  Such warm people, these Kashmiris. 

1 comment:

Spencer said...

I think the people in India are all pretty friendly by and large. It is such a warm and welcoming country.