I took this photo during our last year’s trip to India. Before heading south to Goa, we stayed for a couple of days in Delhi, in Amarya Haveli, a quiet, little guesthouse, very near the trendy Hauz Khas Village, one of the areas of the Indian capital, I particularly like. Hauz Khas means “Ancient Water Tank” in Urdu, and it is a peaceful oasis of quirky shops, restaurants, and cafés. I highly recommend it, especially if you visit Delhi with small kids, like we did. Old Delhi can be an intimidating place for the family’s youngsters, but in Hauz Khas Village, a parent can be relatively at ease.
A few months ago, a classmate in my Swedish class mentioned that a Hanami (Japanese for “flower-viewing”) Festival will take place on May 18th, at the Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park, in the outskirts of Helsinki. To be honest, I don’t really care much about flowers, unless it’s my wife’s birthday or our wedding anniversary. Then I’d better care about flowers, otherwise I might end up sleeping on the sofa for the rest of the year.