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Entries in Bangalore (2)

Sunday
Jul292012

Howl at the Moon

The other day I was reading on the terrace, watching light turn to dusk over Bangalore... Pigeons want the awning above the window a floor below but my presence deters them. Good. Back off, pigeon. There's a white one with black spots, bigger than the others. I name him Norm, neighborhood barfly. Hawks circle lazily high above the trees. Three cats watch the street from a nearby ledge. Ants crawl along the corner of the wall and the floor. I try to follow their path along a water pipe but can't find the end. Probably our apartment. A spider fights a faint breeze from a thin web between leaves on a potted plant. Car horns beep repeatedly (as they do here), but more subdued than most days. Why? Sunday.

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Friday
Jun082012

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.

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