Tuesday, January 05, 2010

India Part 1

I'm back! These last 2 weeks have been amazing. It was full of fun, challenges and life changing experiences. I am going to try to blog about all the stories I have written in my journal. I'm going to have to do it in parts. Here's part 1! The traveling part. I left on December 19, 2009. It was a 15 hour flight from SFO to Dubai(the middle East).

The Flight wasn't too bad. I was sooooo excited to be going! I read The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale and watched 17 again. The flight felt long, but before I knew it, I was there!

15 hours later I was in Dubai. I've always wanted to go there, but I didn't get to leave the airport during my short 6 hour layover. I slept in a chair until 3:00 a.m, when my next flight left!
Does everyone put showers in their prayer rooms?
After 2 days of traveling, I arrived in Kolkata, India at 9:00 a.m on December 21st! As soon as I stepped out of the plane, I could tell how different India was going to be. I could smell the pollution and the poverty, and I have never seen an airport like the one in Kolkata. My plane came in an hour early, except I didn't know that. So I waited 45 minutes for my luggage, got passed the men with the big guns lol and headed outside to the craziness that is India. The hour I waited for Ana Maria and Eva to pick me up was, quite possibly, one of the scariest hours of my life.


Anonymous said...

I was praying too.... So glad you made it safe and sound......See you soon.... Luv you, G-Ma