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Made it to Bangalore!

After a 7-hour flight from Amsterdam to Delhi and a night in the Delhi airport, Megan and I have arrived in Bangalore! Our first experience at the Delhi airport was mostly alternating between walking to various food stands figuring out what was safe to eat (found: American-style sour cream and onion chips, a bounty bar and one chocolate brownie) and sitting in a cafe watching Indian news.

I slept for a few hours on the flight to Delhi but didn't sleep at all on the 3-hour morning flight to Bangalore, mostly because I've been unsuspectingly hooked on the Hunger Games trilogy. These books are seriously cutting into my sleep. But I haven't read a book I couldn't put down in a long time and it's a good break from a year reading about black holes and tube worms.

From the air, Bangalore is reddish brown, but the air feels tropical. It feels like there should be an ocean nearby but the city is about 200 miles away from the nearest one- the Indian Ocean.  

When we landed, the airport ads and billboard signs lining the highway all obviously cater to rich people- perfumes, golf resorts, luxury hotels, spas. If you didn't know any better, you'd think you might have landed in an Indian version of South Beach.

It doesn't take more than a couple minutes' drive from the airport to realize this country is one of stark contrasts. 

Either construction or lack of building quality makes this a common view from the "highway" coming into town from the airport. Almost makes Bangalore feel like a war zone.

Hello... cows. This herd stopped traffic. Later I found out that the city removed most of the cows from the streets in an effort to help Bangalore's horrible traffic jams. More on traffic adventures to come...


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Looks like a wonderful place to visit.
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