Andy was invited to a birthday party for one of his second-grade classmates. The party was held at Wonder la, a new amusement park 23km outside Bangalore [location]. The kids had a great time, because park admission gave them access to all the rides. Pizza, rides, and then cake and presents, on a hot sunny day… what could be better? See photos.
Once you go through the gate, you feel as if you’re in a spotless amusement park that might be anywhere in the west – although with women in saris swimming in the water park, it’s still India. Teenage Indian boys seemed to enjoy all the rides, even those intended for young kids, highlighting the novelty of such a park.
At one point, the park lost power – such is the infrastructure – and although the power resumed a minute later, we watched as some workers had to push one of the rides up a hill to get it started again.
Andy’s CIS classmates are very international. The birthday boy is the son of a Finnish father and Portuguese mother, though he was born in Sweden and now lives in India. Andy’s best friend is from Japan; his father works at Kowasaki. Others were from all over Europe, and even from the US.
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