mail from delhi

last week, i received a package from india.

it was from heather.

heather is the owner of the backpackers' hostel (the wonderful Eight Elephants) i stayed at in taipei. she is young, beautiful, smart & free-spirited. after graduating from university in taiwan, she went travelling alone for a year, before returning to taiwan to start the hostel (which has been voted top hostel in taiwan by the way!).

one night, in the hostel, she told me about her plans to go to india.

and of course she did.

* the above 2 photos are by heather


June 25, 2009 at 7:04 PM Edric Hsu said...

I would love to visit India again, it's such a beautiful chaotic spice-filled country! Would be interesting to see what your friend had experienced in her trip...

And also, now I really want to check out Eight Elephants when I am travelling in Taiwan! :P

June 25, 2009 at 10:43 PM gracie said...

hey there

e link to eight elephants is broken? and heather looks lovely.. like edric, i think i'll try out EE when i go taiwan next year, perhaps?


June 26, 2009 at 10:51 PM sputnikm said...

It's always a joy to meet different people along the road. :)

Which area is eight elephants located in taipei?

June 27, 2009 at 12:34 AM R said...

ah, i'd love to go to india sometime soon too. i've been talking abt it for so long, i better make it happen soon ;) when did you go there?

link fixed ;)
yes, do check out eight elephants, it's very cosy, very homely, and definitely awesome (although heather is travelling now and not running EE anymore)

it's at the guting station, very near to the shida night market! yes, probably the most rewarding thing about travelling :)

June 27, 2009 at 6:11 AM Edric Hsu said...

You HAVE to go! I was in Chennai for a shoot in 2006, and had a couple of days extra to look-see and experience the streets and slums. It's quite a life-changing trip indeed, and made me appreciate everything a lot more...

BTW, for the Eight Elephants' website link, I think the main page had some problems loading. But you could access the rest of it here:

Cheers ya'll!

June 27, 2009 at 10:15 PM R said...

were you there for the starhub shoot? cos i remember seeing india in the commercial and i was like, wow did you actually go all the way there to shoot! hahaha.

June 27, 2009 at 11:11 PM Edric Hsu said...

Haha yup that's the one! And it was really shot in India! I'm processing those photos I took before and during the shoot, and will upload them soon. :P