Monthly Archives: October 2011

Airport. Lost luggage. Hotels. Driving. Stores. Indian food. Nicaragua. Poverty. Post delayed.

Sorry about the delay of this post, it should have been up a while ago.

Arrived at the Ghandi something or other airport in India at 3:30am. Everything was going swimmingly, got through cutoms easy. Then. Went to get our luggage and turns out it actually wasn’t there. They hadn’t sent it from Toronto or Montreal or something. This was super lame. So we didnt leave the airport until like 6am. With no luggage.

We got in a car and started driving to our hotel In Delhi. I’m pretty positive everyone in India has road rage. You cant go one minute without hearing someone angrily hitting their horns. It was a very Interesting drive. Reminded me a lot of Nicaragua. This place even smells like Nicaragua.

At around 11:30am we got in this van (another thing like Nicaragua) and started our five hour drive to Agra. There are a lot of monkeys here. When we got to Agra we went to a store to buy some clothes because we didn’t have any because of the whole no luggage thing. Stores here are very interesting. Before you can go into a store you do a security check. It’s kind of like security at an airport just not as intense. After the store thing we checked into our hotel and then went to a restaurant for some traditional Indian food. It was kind of like eating at the Tandoori Grill except this one was actually in India not Fergus.

This place has a lot of poverty. I will get into that later.


This is what you see when you first go into the Airpot in India.




We are in Varanasi now.
I don’t have much time right now on here but life is good. This city is super creepy but things are good.
I will write more when I have a little more time.
Later Skaters.

Airport three.

Annnd here we are at airport three.
The flight from Toronto to Montreal was an easy flight but my least favorite flight of the year—seventh flight of the year. Not a big deal though. Second was the flight from Montreal to Doha. We had to take a little bus thing through the airport because the plane from Montreal was late. The flight from Montreal was good. Very long. Twelve and a half hours. Thanks to years of flying I’m a fairly comfortable flyer but for one moment during that flight I was pretty positive I was going to puke. No worries though. Now we are just chilling in the Doha airport waiting for our plane to Delhi. Three and a half hours. For a total flying time of about eighteen hours.


This is the plane from Montreal to Doha.



So just chilling in the airport (thank Ganesh for wifi) waiting to get on a plane to Montreal (Clarkey should probs show up) had to wait a very long time to get here but finally in the waiting area thing waiting to board the plane. It’s been an interesting evening.


That is my “unimpressed from waiting so long in one spot” face.