January 26, 2010

Diamonds and fancy clothes

Surat is a city with a rich history. It was India's largest trading port before Bombay gained strength. During our visit to Surat we were met memorable sights and people. We toured Venus Jewels, an impressive diamond polishing factory. Surat polishes more than 70 percent of the world's diamonds. Sadly they did not provide free samples :).

We also visited Rivaa Exports Ltd., a manufacturer of women's clothing. We saw how the embroidery is stitched.

And we got a look at how the fabric is dyed.

Thanks to GSE Coordinator and my host Yatish Parekh for his wonderful programming. I really enjoyed all the laughs we shared!

I will miss the whole family!

This morning we move to a new city, Vapi. The District Conference is not far away, Jan. 29-31. It will be sad to say goodbye to India and all our new friends.

1 comment:

  1. It's so interesting to read about your experiences in India! My husband, Prasanna, and I are going to Mysore, in the state of Karnataka, on Feb 19 for a visit to his family. Renee ("national anthem-ess") and Blake (yes, the name will stick "Black Bear"), we'll have to compare pics back in the States. Safe and happy journeys to all of you.

    Erika - fellow North Highlander to Renee and Blake