After a few days of rest from the wonderful Gujarat trip Colouricious offered, I would like to
take a moment of giving some feedback.
Gautam was an excellent host/coordinator and expert on our trip. He has a unique ability to
communicate with anybody, the Rabari nomads
on the road, the British ladies, a small country
Muslim community and more. He has built up many excellent relationships with so many people
and it makes the trip more interesting. His pace of instruction and points of interest were spot on.
There are so many memories, thankfully caught by camera to remind me of this trip.
Here are but a few:
. seeing the nomads on the road, with their children and tables on their camels . going to a small
encampment of travellers where children were making beaded bracelets (great skills actually) .
Seeing a cotton factory and talking to the owner!
. Seeing a tribal dance at the Rann Riders and looking at the women's dress and jewellery .
Seeing bells made and seeing a small community, I was particularly impressed with the
community and how they interacted with a member of their community with autism.
. Seeing a variety of weaving, one that included knots in the weavings.
. Going to a embroiderers small house, where her daughter brought a jug of water on her head to
the house. This woman was a character and her house was a warm inviting setting.
These are but a few of my memories but just want to say you have a good leader in Gautam and
he is an asset to your organisation.
I'm looking forward to the February trip and want to thank all of you for all your hard work in
organising memorable trips!