Saturday, April 26, 2008

From New York to New Delhi

It has been a long day but the group has arrived in New Delhi, India.

Thirteen of us converged on New York City from various locations including Houston, Minneapolis, Denver, and Chicago. The Houston contingent had an eight hour layover which allowed us to go into New York City for the day. We ate pizza at Times Square, went to Ground Zero to see the progress in construction of Freedom Tower, walked to Wall Street to make a few day trades (ok, we didn't actually day trade), and walked to Battery Park along the cherry blossoms to get a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty. The weather was perfect and it was a beautiful day to spend in New York. Back to the airport.

Thankfully no one in our group had significant delays getting into New York and we pressed on to New Delhi. It was a long flight; 13.5 hours. After several naps, movies, books/magazines, meals, and chatting in the isle we arrived in New Delhi excited to be in India! The taxi ride to the hotel was very interesting. Makes driving in Houston (or New York for that matter) look easy. I was surprised our luggage stayed on top of the car!

It is already past 11:00pm (we are 10.5 hours ahead of central time in the United States) so we are all heading to bed and looking forward to going to Kathmandu in the morning.


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