I am very fortunate that I'm traveling with people far more important than I am. We got to fly in business class to India,
This was the appetizer for lunch, on the leg to Frankfurt.
The seats fully reclined but I didn't take advantage of this until the second flight because I was forcing myself onto India time. There's a 12.5 hour time difference between LA and all of India, which means that 8PM on Monday night (right now in LA) is 8:30 AM on Tuesday morning in India.
It wasn’t hard to stay awake, though. I started knitting a sock and had my pick and choose of in-flight movies to watch on my personal TV.
If you were wondering, I watched Rumor Has It with Arabic subtitles and Walk the Line with Japanese subtitles.
Flying over Germany, there was a part of me that ached to get off there and ditch the rest of my party. It looked so beautiful from above. This is what most of Germany looked like from the direction we came. Obviously, this wasn't the city itself.
Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about the trip, but my focus will be work and all I want to do is see the world.
But we arrived without a hitch, exhausted, hot, slightly on edge but no worse for the wear.
At the hotel they greeted us with incense and placed the red dot on our forehead. I'm sure they told us why, but as I wasn't sure my name at the time, the message was lost on me. I've cropped out the exhausted to protect their innocence.
Do you see it? That's right, no Leo or Panda. *sigh*
Alas, we don't stay here. We head to our final destination after breakfast. If the accommodations are half as nice, it'll be an easy stay (with due consideration that there'll be much work to do) and I should be able to post more pictures.