We’re safe in India, but exhausted mentally and physically. Though my hope was to write every day possible, the reality is that we have had only occasional internet access, and when I’ve had network connections I’ve been too tired to fire up the laptop. Electronic gadgets seem so unimportant at times. Some of our travel conditions have been rough and rugged and, nearing the halfway point of our trip, our group has felt a bit of the wind taken out of our sails. But we’ve now arrived in the city of Chennai and are staying two nights in a place that feels downright luxurious after some of the primitive places we’ve encountered.
I’m not complaining, just letting you know our situation. It has been an amazing and rewarding experience to date, both in line with my expectations and exceeding them.
I do have some notes to share from our first day or two, and I’ll get those posted soon. I haven’t begun to process any photos yet either. I’m eager to see what’s been captured, but I already know it won’t do justice to what I’ve experienced in person. Trust me that the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of India are wonderfully exotic and altogether a heady mix.
Today’s a day of relaxation and recuperation. I’ll post more later.