28 April 2014
I am on my way to New Delhi, India! It is quite exhilarating to think that such a thing is happening right now. My my travel buddies Rachel, Holly, Parker, and I, have an incredible adventure planned for the next several months and I cannot wait to share it with you!
The past 24 or so hours have been quite peaceful for how many times we have moved in and out of different airports. Due to all the time changes and layovers I am not quite sure exactly how long we have been on the road. By the time we reach New Delhi and account for the time change, an 11 and 1/2 hour difference from Mountain Standard Time we will have been on the road for 28 hours straight. It was a 2 hour flight to Las Angeles with a 3 hour layover, than a 10 hour flight to Amsterdam with a 5 hour layover, and now I am sitting on an 8 hour long flight to New Delhi. The day has been full of security checks, swollen feet, Dutch airline food, and lots of interesting conversations. On my flight to Amsterdam I sat next to a boy from Tanzania, Africa. He actually lived in Northern India for two years during high school and was able to give me many tips for our trip. Minus the fact that I haven’t been able to sleep much, the trip has gone very smoothly.
From this point on my blogging will be like that of when I was in Europe (I spent last summer and Fall studying at Oxford, Cambridge, and a University in Portugal called ISCTE). Those of you who followed me at http://www.kylietrishabrown.wordpress.com have a glimpse of what it will be like, and those of you who are new followers will be in for a treat. I will be writing everyday about where my adventures; where I am, what i am doing, who I am meeting, and of course, recipes to the great food I am eating!
One of our first destinations will be Old Town Delhi where old hindu, muslim, and buddhist temple ruins can be found intermingled with the old bazaars (street markets) of local merchants and craftsman. Also, some of the hugest and oldest spice markets are in Old Delhi which will be an adventure all in themselves.
Here we come India!