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Mela Fun!

Today we went to a really fun Craft Mela (Festival). It was in the state below us. After a fun trip via rickshaw, we made it to the Mela. It was HUGE!! We spent almost the whole day at the fair!

They had crafts and fun performances. There were a lot of performances from the colorful state below and West of us. The ladies did some really cool dances.
Mom had a lot of fun meeting the ladies that did the singing and dances.
There were a lot of kids performing and dancing - they were really cute :) Some of the guys in the crowd really go into some of the dancing - it reminded us a lot of M-town :) It was seriously one of the most colorful fairs I have ever been too! They decorated some bicycle rickshaws and they gave rides through the fair - they looked so funny!! There were some awesome camels... I like this pic b/c the guy in the background is making a face that looks a lot like this camel :)

Comments

Misty said…
How neat... Doesn't look much like a fair would here. I bet your parents really enjoyed seeing that. I know I would just enjoy the experience. I love the way the people are just so willing to let you take pictures of them. I mean here I'd be afraid to ask someone. ha ha ha... I love it....
Laura said…
That mela looks so fun! Was it just a one day thing? Hope you're enjoying your time with your parents!
E-Rob said…
That picture of your mom with the dancer is so cool! What an experience for them. That fair looks really fun - how long is it for?
Erin G said…
wow, that makes our state fair look sort of shabby and grey. and we even have fried snickers!
allhisblessings said…
That camel picture cracks me up!! You completely nailed it with that guy's expression :)

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