March 20, 2003

Photo Galleries

I finally got it together to publish some Photo Galleries from my trip.

Hope you all enjoy!

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January 05, 2003

Off to see the Rajas

I'm leaving home today. I have a one night stay with my sister in Oxford and then I get on a plane to India tomorrow morning.

I've made a reasonable start on a timeline and a bunch of entries and photos for my time in England which I'll post in the next few days.

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December 02, 2002

Typical Weather

My journey has officially started.

I couldn't help starting a post about England with a dig at the weather :) Its been cold and wet... amazing :)

Jess and I got up at 3:30am on Thanksgiving morning (bless her) for the short ride to the SuperShuttle. I slept most of the way to DIA which was much needed after only 2 hours of sleep. Spent quite a while getting through security at DIA, but eventually got to my gate and onto a plane to Phoenix. Had a short stop there and was onto a new plane to JFK in New York. More sleep, yay! Had to collect my baggage and take a bus to a different terminal for Air India.

I sat opposite a man who had just arrived from Palestine and had no English… I’m not quite sure why, but I was very touched by him. We parted with a shared namaste.

Goto the Air India counter and there was a line that was at least 3 times longer than any airline line have ever seen before. It went on for ever and ever and ever and ever!!!

At first I was a little put out by the fact that there wasn’t an airline representative there letting people know if they could expect to get on their flights, etc. Then I remembered India and just let go, no need to get all bent out of shape, just wait and see. Sure enough I was about the 3rd from last person in line and it took over 2 and a half hours to get to the counter. At which point the final people were all upgraded to first class. Totally cool!!!! It was a really lovely flight that ended up only being about 1 hour late into Heathrow.

My dad was right there to pick me up and, after some searching for the car, we drove home. It was a little hard staying awake the first day, but I managed until about 8:30.

Even though I’m officially on my trip, the whole thing is still feeling a little normal. I was here for Christmas last year… I hope this all sinks in soon. I’m about 99% sure it will by the time I get to India…


-- Bindu

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