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India Bound

India Bound

India, Here I Come!

Preparing for my month-long trip to India has been swift. I did not have a lot of time physically and mentally to prepare for India as I was finishing the end of another semester of graduate school. Finally Friday night arrived. After submitting two final papers that day and taking two final exams that afternoon and evening, I was looking forward to getting at least 10 hours of sleep.

Saturday I made an early morning trip to Decathlon, a sporting goods store in Paris. I purchased a few last minute items including a 1-piece bathing suit, waterproof watch and headlamp. After a load of laundry, I was finally ready to pack. All of my other supplies had been waiting patiently in the closet for at least a month.

I packed medicine for a variety of possible illnesses and situations I may incur, including but not limited to, anti-malaria pills, traveler’s diarrhea, antibiotics, pink eye medication, infection medication, Neosporin, Pepto-Bismol, Nyquil, Tylenol cold and flu, Advil … The list goes on.

The flight experience onboard Qatar from Paris to Doha was wonderful (minus two sets of broken headsets). I was also very pleased with the entertainment selection. I watched episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Arrested Development. The food was delicious. Great experience overall and I would highly recommend the company.

Most of this blog was written from the plane on the second leg of the journey, Doha to Chennai. I will keep you posted on my Indian adventures throughout the month. This will be an adventure of West meets East. I hope I will learn and enjoy all that I’ve hoped for. Stay tuned!

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Comments on: "India Bound" (3)

  1. CONGRATS on your trip to India!! Im really excited for you! Smart girl for bringing medicine with you…. I wish I would have thought of that : /

    Out of pure curiosity, what did you eat on the plane? Good luck with the rest of your journey! Hope all goes well~!

    • Thank you. It has been quite the adventure. I will add another post tomorrow about exactly what I’ve been doing. Nandri for reading!

      On one of the flights I ate beef stew. Then they gave us a snack, a chicken sandwich. It was good. Their breakfast wasn’t too bad either. The choices were an omelette with chicken or strawberry crepes.The strawberry crepes were good (although I did want the hashbrowns that came with my neighbor’s omelette)!

  2. So exciting! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

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