Oh my goodness, you will not belive what happened today. Jennifer and I were wandering down Deveraja Road on a mission to pick up my contacts and I saw a really pretty swazzi thing (aka Salwar Kamaeze Departa or S.K.D for short) in a shop window. I was so drawn to the S.K.D that I had to try it on. This is amazing, I swore I’d never wear one of these things (in fact I scoffed at the idea in Sept)… But, alsas…because it matched the earings I was wearing (it was a sign) and because it was SO pretty I just had to buy it!
Typical… the week I leave India I finally open my mind to the possibility of the S.K.D!
Anyway, we rocked up to bajans (chanting) and I was wearing my new contacts, the pretty bracelet I bought in varkarla, the pretty earings I bought in Rajastan and of course my brand new (also pretty) Swazi thingie (the SKD). I personally thought it was hilarious… Me dressed up as an Indian girl. BUT… in defence of the S.K.D it was very comfortable and I felt pretty for the first time in months.
So, it seems the novelty of being a smelly backpacker is wearing off, I believe I am starting to make a [slightly skewed] transition back into the western world!