I made it to India!
Trip Start Jun 25, 2007
23Trip End Aug 17, 2007
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A plane full of Indian families (with TONS of kids who were perfect the whole flight - really!), happy Fulbrighters, and about 50 exchange students (including the student of one of my colleagues - how's that for small world?!) is as close to anarchy as I've ever seen on an airline. It was crazy and happy and wonderful. By 1 am Chicago time, it got very quiet and peaceful. By 7 am Chicago time it was bustling again. When we landed, everyone clapped
The Taj Hotel is spectacular. We were greeted with fruit drinks, leis and a ceremonial bindi on our foreheads with a blessing. I got lucky and have the single room this stay - for 8 nights! Pretty awesome. Tomorrow (in about 9 hours - I'm so mixed up - we left in daylight, had night, then day, then night again when we landed) most of us are going to the Khan Market to shop for some clothes for the Fulbright reception at 5 pm. I don't need anything, but I may buy a salwaar kameeze or two...
I guess I should go to bed - I'm exhausted and awake, but I promised Ron I won't send any more pictures of even fantastic hotel rooms! :-)