Two New Yorkers spend six months 18 months!?! in Bangalore and other places in India.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Another Yank Going Home

The entertaining "Firang Squirrel" is about the be leaving India as well. Her post about it (from earlier this month) is a good read.

Don and I are doing well, busy getting our stuff out of storage, re-connecting with friends, and rounding up some work. Weirdly the jet lag super-sucked this time, not sure why. Before it went away in a few days, but this time it's really taken a good dozen days to stop falling asleep around 4 pm and waking up ready to greet the dawn four hours early.

By the way, I'm going to post here occasionally, when I can manage something related to India.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Back in New York

And now we're in New York after a nicely uneventful flight on British Airways. I finally got to see Darjeeling Limited and would sometime like to visit whatever country it was supposed to be set in. It looked like India, but that's more or less where the similarity ends.

I also discovered that when you're checking in on BA, and if you do click that box specifying meal preferences, it actually works. I said that I wanted seafood -- and indeed all the meals were from the sea. I thought that such preferences were just for vegetarians, and those who might not eat certain things for various reasons, but no, seafood-philes can also use them. Unless there's some religion that only eats seafood. If there is, I would like to eat at their house.

I'll have more later, but I have to note that in spite of careful packing the big demon head broke on the way. Sad, right? It didn't break into too many pieces, though, so maybe something cool can be made of it. The glass covering at least one picture broke too, but we haven't had the energy to investigate it yet. Rugs and small idols of Ganesh and Lord Baliji are being deployed at important locations throughout the house.

Also, damn it's cold -- -2 C, 29 F.