I am finally at my destination!!! Pune!!! and it only took me 30+ hours of flying, driving and waiting. As I promised I will be posting some pictures of India. I want to add a disclaimer. I have been told that I don’t take great “vacation” pictures. You may be getting a better glimpse of who I am rather than the “true” India. I know that I have some readers from India. I will try to share some of the amazing things you find in India… but this is weird weekends and I am weird… so it I will also be sharing things I find (in my ethnocentricity) weird… please don’t take offense.
We spent the first night in Mumbai in the Sahara Star Hotel next to the airport. This hotel was fantastic and I give it a very high rating for style, cleanliness and hospitality…. but as my luck goes… I got there at 2:00 am and left at 8:00 a.m… only 6 hours.
We left Mumbai for Pune at 8:00am we had hired a driver and it took us about 4 hours to travel 141 km. I found that drive to be incredibly interesting. I took several short videos of this drive and I will put them together and share the video in another post. There were so many things to see, hear, and learn. As an example… I learned that you have to honk your horn at least two or three times per km. We were joking about this until we started noticing the backs of trucks.
Another thing that I learned on this journey is that it becomes extremely tedious if you count men “relieving” themselves on the side of the express way… (I stopped after 30)
I have so much more to share… so please keep an eye out for my next post…. (sneak preview… have any of you been frisked while entering a grocery store?)
oh… ya I had better share something nice as well…(not just weird). As we drove I caught catch glimpses of truly amazing sites… (wished I had more time to take it all in)