Arriving in Delhi

I was a little nervous arriving at the airport at 11:30pm, after traveling for almost 24 hours.  But it turned out to be the best thing.  It wasn’t crowded at all.  The line at customs was minimal.  Our suitcases arrived quickly.    ALL of our suitcases!

No line to change dollars into Rupees.

And still had cute smiling kids!

Our next step was to get through customs (didn’t check anything) and find our ride to the hotel.  We were a little worried that we didn’t have it anymore being so late and Monday, August 15, India’s Independence Day.

We stepped out of the airport after midnight and the heat and the humidity hit us right away.  We had our ride, so we didn’t have to get a taxi.  And we just had to figure out how to put all these suitcases in the car.  It all worked out and we rode to the hotel in an air conditioned car, with the streets almost empty.   Just a short 20-minute drive to the hotel but we realized right away we were not home anymore.   (More on this on a another post soon.)

We were warmly welcomed at the Taj Mahal Hotel with a beautiful necklace of fresh flowers.

Silly faces and all. We loved these flowers and made us all warm and happy to be in our new home for the next 5 months.

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8 Responses to Arriving in Delhi

  1. Ryan says:

    I’m so glad that the trip is off to such a smooth start. Thanks for all the pictures. You are really going to make it hard for Julie not to come visit you. I look forward to hearing about your encounters with chai wallas…

    Cheers, Ryan

    • Thanks for reading my blog! It was an amazing trip, so smooth we couldn’t believe it. It was a great start amd it has been a great week so far. Have more pictures and one special for you Ryan, since you rtequest it. It’s coming soon.

  2. Amy Jo says:

    So happy to hear that you are in India safe and sound. It sounds like the flights went well. We can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures! Take care. We miss you!

    • We are excited to be here finally… and yes, VERY HOT! It’s an amazing place this where we are staying. Can’t wait to share some more. Hope youa re all good. A big hug to you all.

  3. julie! says:

    I am SOOO GLAD you had such an enjoyable journey over there, after all the anticipation! We didn’t recognize the Delhi airport … it looks much improved. Tell us what you are doing — exploring — investigating — eating — seeing — smelling — what has surprised you? We want details! :)

    • Oh Julie…. thought of you and Ryan so many times already. Thye colors, the food, the food, the food…. have some pictures coming soon. YOU HAVE to come visit… we even have a spare room! (can get mattres too)

  4. Carolyn says:

    The flower necklaces are beautiful! What a nice way to be welcomed to your new country! And I love that arriving so late worked well…will have to remember that trick!

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