Our first day in India was a somewhat challenging existence. We were driven around New Delhi and Delhi to see the sights a bit , do a bit of shopping, and pass time between flights. My eyes took in the light an sights with some resistance. After 23+ hours in the air, over a span of 1+ days, we had not yet arrived at our final destination. Our next flight was 8+ hours after landing in India.
By the time we did arrive in Dharamsala, I was wiped out. Our residence for the next week was an hour away by swiftly moving, horn honking car. Speeding through the winding hillside on a 1 land road forced into a 2 car roadway was intense to say the least. Thank God and Dr. Lee for my scopolamine patch.
We got situated a bit before heading out into town for dinner. I was a bit uneasy about proceeding as I didn’t have a rupee to my name. Thankfully, folks were agreeable to cover the cost for those of us who had yet to exchange our american dollars. We enjoyed hot chai tea and delicious soup before heading back by way of dim flashlight, dim headlamps, and the moon. Fortunately, there wasn’t a lot of cars, motorcycles, or cows on the road with us. It’s a whole new world and I’ve yet to adapt.