Planes, Trains and Automobiles
India has brought so many surprises. I really didn’t know what to expect, or exactly what I had gotten my self into when I signed up for the expedition. One thing I was not expecting was all the traveling we would do. Just getting into India we rode on four airplanes and stopped in three different countries, but it doesn’t stop there. We have been on planes, trains, and cars all over India.
Riding on the planes was my least favorite way of transportation. Each time we got on a different plane the ride seemed like a never-ending ride to the ends of the earth. We were basically playing a game of chase with the sun. Stuck in one long Saturday. Going to India made it even harder. No one wanted to just sit there in a plane. We had started one of the most amazing adventures. Most of us got a lot of sleep, or caught up with the latest movies. Each seat had a T.V. on the back, with lists of games to play and movies to watch. But eventually after so many movies, sitting, and plane food, you get sick of it. Arriving in India we took a sleeper train from Delhi to Pathonkot. The train was one of my favorite ways we traveled. I liked it better than the plane; although the plane did have a nicer toilet. On the train, it was a hole in the floor. The train was nice to fall asleep on. It had a nice rock and steady sound to it. The SUV’s we rode in were insane. Driving in America will be so boring now. These drivers have almost no rules. Horns are how they function in India. They use their horns for every thing. It’s just a way of life here. No one is bugged by all the loud noisy horns. Ridding on the streets here is like one huge rollercoaster like at Disney land. Hard stops to narrowly miss bikes, dogs, cars, cows, children, and big busses. Sharp turns to maneuver through the street venders and cliff roads. They are definitely not boring. The six hour car rides all seem like two hour car rides.
I love India, this has been an experience of a life time, and I will always remember everything that we have done here. Love you all, and see you all Sunday!