|When I don't come to Vadodara at the
Navratri time, for the festival of Navratri,
I really miss to play the Garba, to be here
in this crowd, with more than 30,000
people playing the Garba. I miss the
colours, I miss the joy and I miss the good
music. And I just love to come every year.
|I came here for the first time in 2005 and
I was just watching the festival, the people
playing and it is a joy, and from 2006
onwards, I was also playing the Garba.
And now, I can't just miss it. I come
particularly for this festival. I was a resident
of Vadodara for more than 4 years. I
relocated to Germany in 2009 and since
then, I come every year and play nine nights
of Garba. It's just a very emotional thing for
me, just to sit here and listen.
| I miss my friends, miss the culture and
miss the food. Not really food, because
I started cooking Indian food on my own.
Also I miss the exciting life here.
Sometimes its a big challenge to deal with
it and on the other hand, not a single day
|I would definitely come back, if I get a
chance and I recommend going to
Vadodara, because it is a very good place
to live in India and it is not as crowded as
other cities like Bombay, Delhi or
Bangalore. Everything is so close and you
will meet a lot of other expats here. What
makes me come again, is to see my
friends. Even my Indian friends come and
visit me in Germany. So, there is a close
connection to Vadodara.