Jun 6, 2008

i left dublin 168 hours ago

it is friday afternoon. i am in hyderabad, india. i arrived
last saturday. i am staying for 7 weeks. business, google.

it has been an adventurous trip so far, and i intend to keep it that way. i greatly enjoy every bit of it, overall it is a 5 star experience to date :)

episode one - the flight
aer lingus took me to manchester, where i was waiting 7 hours for my next flight. i completely messed up, like a first time traveler. first, i was waiting for my suitcase at the belt for like an hour before i made a complaint, only to realize that it has been checked in straight till hyderabad. oops. second, i took the wrong exit and got out to the arrival hall instead of staying in transit. i had to wait 3 hours to check in again. amateur :) emirates took me to dubai, quite an eventful flight, 3 british lads got completely drunk on wine not far from me, spilling drinks all over the plane, shouting/singing. i tried to put together some podcast, but the noise did not allow more than some videos of me sipping my whiskey. anyway, i compiled an ego movie.. enjoy ;)



emirates otherwise is a great airline, they share out those warm, moist towels from time to time to refresh and clean your face and hands, which i just adore. food was pretty great too, i was amazed over the quality my fish selection meal lived up to. how the hell? i was eating and fighting with crying. dubai was stunning from the air, but i couldn't find the burj al arab, nor the burj dubai. i spent a pleasant 3 hours (0000 to 0300 am) at the airport with some sheiks and ladies in black, free wifi of course, so i could chat with a few friends. emirates then flew me to hyderabad. now this was an interesting one, i was the only white person on a boeing 777. this arabic kid and his full black dressed mom near me was a real experience. they looked afraid of me first, but then my radiation of confidence and kindness helped their curiosity gain priority over their fears ;) by the end of the flight, the round 8 aged boy was comfortably browsing for food on my tray with his hands and his knife, and he even offered me his unfinished sandwich. no thanks, but still, i was happy and deeply touched over the fact that i managed to engage in a sophisticated interaction with a local from an entirely different culture. i shed a few tears again.

more to come, watch this space.. in the next episode, our hero ends up drinking beer on a temple hill at 4am, deep into a night, 90 kms from the city...

6 comments:

littleborka said...

kemény!! mi ez a muzsika? hallod G, ismertél ott bárkit, hyderabadban?

g. said...

jah persze, egy csomo kollegat :)

g. said...

muzsika: alien project

ferenc said...

haha, hat ez elkepeszto.
el-ke-pesz-to:)
abba ne hagyd!
o/

Viktória said...

this video is no longer available .. pedig úgy megnézném!

szia! mostantól én is olvaslak ;)

Viktória said...

this video is no longer available .. pedig úgy megnézném!

szia! mostantól én is olvaslak ;)

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