Saturday, December 23, 2006

Winter in Delhi

As I never tire of saying (especially when people react with horror at the thought of such a long flight), I really like the nonstop from Newark to Delhi -- I actually sleep on this flight -- this time I got about 8 hours on the 12h45m flight. Of course, that doesn't include nearly an hour on the ground at Newark after we left the gate, and another hour circling in a holding pattern after we arrived over the Indian capital. The Indian skies are beyond clogged, and hour-long waits to land are normal it seems. So, it's quite likely the two hour flight to Bombay tomorrow will become a three hour one ...

You think by now they'd be building some new infrastructure ... such as new runways and so on. Of course, it's easier said than done in Bombay where there isn't much room for growth.

Anyway, the long line at immigration moved pretty fast, and I was in a cab heading to the brother's house by about 1050pm.

Outside, it's a brisk 55F ... everone is bundled up, and there are space heaters and the like everywhere. Highs are in the 70s. Quite pleasant, in my opinion. Bombay will be at least 10 degrees warmer though ...

Oh, yeah, I just realized that I left my iPod in the plane. It had slipped into a corner of the seat when I fell asleep, and I forgot about it. DRAT. Someone on the cleaner crew got a Christmas present I guess ... I hope they like my taste in music. :: sigh ::

2 comments:

ForeverSearching77 said...

Well I am happy that you are on the ground safely... its terrible that you lost your ipod... My brother had his stolen the one day he brought it to school. Someone snatched it out of his gym locker. Have a good trip though

Mattheus Mei said...

oh now that just sucks...!