Trip Start Jan 15, 2007
21Trip End Mar 2007
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I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to go through customs, what after the headache that was procurring an Indian visa from the embassy, and the third degree that I got in customs in London (I mean, really, why are they questioning little ol' me all about the particulars of where I am staying and how I know these people? Am I really a threat?) The airport is clean, but looks like it has been transported from the seventies. I was greated by heavy, sticky air, and a throng of drivers all shouting and pushing. Finally, with relief, I found me driver, but was accompanied to the car by four other men, who all wanted $20 each for the pains of walking with me. Thus, I am introduced to India. I gave them $3.00 and walked away, while the protested that it wasn't very much. (Inside the car, I thought about it and it made me angry, as $3.00 is quite a lot here, and they didn't do anything to deserve it in the first place.) Hopefully that experience will teach me, and I shall not fall prey to their plots.
The apartment is quite nice with several bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen.