Back to India

I am so excited to say that I am back in India! I had the trip of a lifetime two years ago and I must have sailed under a lucky star to have ANOTHER trip of a lifetime!

So far all I have done is travel. I arrived at O’Hare two hours before flight time and was glad for it since I needed to see a ticket agent and there was only one and he was busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest (I think that phrase was learned from my dad). The flight from O’Hare to Newark was uneventful, I assume, since once we were wheels up, I fell asleep. I woke up when the captain was announcing that we were landing in 25 minutes.

I spent a nice long layover in Newark. Grabbed myself a banana and a bottle of water ($4.00, please!). Lots of New York Rangers stuff being sold there. Should have work my Blackhawks jersey!

Brenda’s plane arrived and we boarded. We left Newark late but had fun talking and getting caught up. The mimosas were fun, too!

Mimosas!

Mimosas!

Brenda and me on the plane

Brenda and me on the plane

Overate ate dinner. But it was yummy! Fell asleep watching Clueless.  Woke up about 5 hours later.

Before dinner snack -- warm nuts and an Indian snack!

Before dinner snack — warm nuts and an Indian snack!

Appetizer -- chicken tikka skewer with mint yogurt.

Appetizer — chicken tikka skewer with mint yogurt.

Dinner -- Indian Vegetarian selection -- spiced mixed vegetables, cumin basmati rice, lentils with tomatoes and chiles, curried yogurt with okra, tomato-cucumber yogurt, and pickeled vegetables

Dinner — Indian Vegetarian selection — spiced mixed vegetables, cumin basmati rice, lentils with tomatoes and chiles, curried yogurt with okra, tomato-cucumber yogurt, and pickeled vegetables

One dessert option is assorted cheeses and grapes, but I'm all about the ice cream!

One dessert option is assorted cheeses and grapes, but I’m all about the ice cream!

Breakfast before we landed

Breakfast before we landed

The I decided to watch American Sniper which I have wanted to see but was hesitant. I have such a hard time with torture and viciousness so I was worried. This version said it was edited for content, so I am assuming some of the worst gore was removed because it wasn’t edited for language. Regardless, I was impressed. Powerful movie. Bradley Cooper was very impressive.

I also decided to watch my first Bollywood film, so I started watching Bang Bang. Sadly, I didn’t get to finish it since we landed. I’ll finish it on my return flight. What a fun movie so far, though!

It was so cute seeing my dad and Ahmed waving excitedly at us when we came out of the airport. Once we got in the car, everything became familiar again. The noise, the traffic, the people everywhere, the dogs, the heat, the humidity. In general, just the hustle and bustle of Mumbai that made me find the place so enjoyable the last time I was here. It’s always so alive.

I enjoyed a Kingfisher while I unpacked,

Kingfisher makes unpacking fun!

Kingfisher makes unpacking fun!

and now, at 1:16 AM I am writing this. Afterward, I will go to bed, still able to hear the cars 27 floors below me.

Excellent!

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2 Responses to Back to India

  1. Alicia says:

    Renee,
    I am so glad you made it it India safe and sound. I cannot wait to see all of the adventures you experience this time!
    Alicia

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  2. CM says:

    Looks like fun so far!!!!!

    Like

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