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In India

Arrived after 15 hours of flight from Chicago. North over Canada to the north of Greenland. Then around Scandanavia and nearly over Moscow and Yekaterinburg and over the Aral Sea. The Sea is drying up and odd to see from a plane. Eco-disaster at a very large scale. Across Uzbekistan. Then down over the mountains at Lahore and into Delhi.
On arrival, we found that our hotel had been changed. The Intercontinental was underconstruction and we were rebooked in the Taj Mahal Delhi. Max Lux.
Wireless Internet (at a price but a reasonable price) in the room.
Nearly midnight here as I post.
Begin Indian and IT talks tomorrow in earnest.

1 Comment

  1. Enduring a 15-hr flight, ensuing jetlag and still finding time to blog is commendable !
    The Taj Mahal, Delhi is an awesome place- one of my favourites…now that you are in India, I am doing the needful hono’u’r of putting the ‘u’ where-ever the aforesaid need be 🙂

    Delhi has a historic monument literally at every corner

    Here is a quick list of nearby places you can take a cab and visit:

    Jantar Mantar- medieval astronomical observatory
    India Gate & Rajpath
    Rastrapati Bhavan – literally Presidential House
    Sansad Bhavan – Parliament
    Dilli Haat – food & handicrafts from all over India
    Humayun’s Tomb- one in the long list of many UNESCO World Heritage sites in India
    Connaught Place (I was intrigued by your comment of the Irish connection and read it up)
    Safdarjung Tomb
    Lodi Garden – a nice park with lots of monuments and ruins to explore

    A short distance away:
    Red Fort
    Old Fort
    Qutab Minar – make sure you see the Iron Pillar (not rusted in 1600 years)
    Lotus Temple- Bahai temple
    Akshardham temple – huge modern temple
    and lots more…
    If you don’t get time at least take a day long tour arranged through the hotel.

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