by MW Cook

Picture time!

This is the city that Ruth’s family lives in. A wonderful place to buy clothes and some of the best Tandoori chicken this side of Rajasthan! Very hot in the summer, but very dry too. Wonderfully hospitable people living here, I once was invited out for tea with a stranger while travelling around the market-place…that just doesn’t happen here!

I love the tribal people! This is a Marwari village (Ruth’s people group). So very friendly! You cannot leave a village without getting fed the best food they have. I think I even had my feet washed in this village. The kid in the orange is a real nice guy named Shvo. I didn’t know Marwari and he didn’t know English, but we hung out and talked anyway.

Ah! The in-laws! May I introduce my father-in-law and my mother-in-law, Davraj Joseph and Izzit. Such wonderful people! It was a little ackward being there the whole month because they don’t speak English (and I don’t do Urdu yet), but they made me feel welcome and a part of their family. I can’t wait until we all get back to see tham again!