Sunday, January 2, 2011

A safe flight followed by a warm bed

Greetings all,

We've arrived in New Delhi and are in the hotel and off to bed.  After roughly 24 hours in transit (with many students having been awake at least 32 hours), we landed to 50 degree (F) temps and the smiling face of our tour guide, Mr. Nand Singh Rathore.  I've traveled with Saint Mary's students and Nand Singh twice before (2006, 2008) and I was glad to see him waiting patiently for us when we arrived.  We're in good hands -- he's an incredibly good guy!

The name of our hotel in Delhi is "Home@F37" and thus far it seems very nice (and, thankfully, includes free WiFi).  We'll sleep in a bit before getting started with the tour.  After a late breakfast we'll exchange currency and then strike out for a half-day of sightseeing.

Just so any of you following this from the States will know, India is 13.5 hours ahead of PST.  So, right about now it's 3:30 AM (January 3rd) in Delhi and 2:00 PM (January 2nd) in California.  (I'm not entirely sure why the date of this blog will show January 2nd but we'll work on getting things straightened out as we go.)

Watch for some pictures in the coming days.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for letting us know everyone made it safely. I hope the tour is everything you expect!