22. November 2002 12:51
McD's part 2
We went back
to our hotel that night and I was elated that there was
a bar in our hotel. I was so happy that I did a jig for
a good 10 minutes while Penny was getting cleaned up, and
sang the 'I'm-going-to-have-an-alcoholic-beverage' song.
Penny has actually taken a picture of this. Damn, did I
ever want a drink. I'd been craving one like mad for days.
So we sat outside, in the crazy polluted Agra air that is
so filthy it's like looking through a muddied car window,
and drank a beer while eating heated peanuts. That was a
I have 20 more
minutes. What else to tell you all? I leave for Trivandrum
tomorrow morning (YAY! CLEAN AIR! NO MORE CHEST PAINS OR
NAUSEA (I hope)!). We meet the tour group on Sunday morning
at 7 am, and it's off on our next part of the adventure.
Again, I am not sure when I will be able to write to you
all, because it seems that all the places outside of Delhi
are prehistoric when it comes to internet and we couldn't
even get the hotmail screen to come up after 5 minutes of
waiting. But I will try to drop a line to let ya'll know
I'm fine and doing well.
Thanks for the emails. It's nice to have words from friends
when you are so far from home :)
interesting. People actually guess that we are Canadian
here. I think once in the entire time we've been here did
someone guess American. That's pretty damn good. I've never
had that experience before. In fact, people guess that we
are British most often, then Canadian, twice we've gotten
Australian (don't ask me) and the one time American.
I know there
is something else I desperately feel I should share, but
it just isn't coming to mind.
We were privy
to a private performance of a sitar (spelling anyone?) and
drum player. That was pretty cool. We were also blessed
with holy water from the Ganges River. It appears that's
the closest we'll get to the river this trip.
my clothes were drying so I was left with wearing my blue
sundress. For those of you who have not seen this, it's
a flowing simple dress that goes down to my ankles and is
conservative. I also wore a little sweater over top and
did up the button. But man, it was like I had poured meat
powder around my neck because it just made life more miserable
for me when it came to attention on the street. I was concerned
too when I was getting dressed, and thought "You know,
when you are sweaty and gross and wearing your regular clothes,
you get a lot of hassle from people. What do you think will
happen when you are dressed up a little?". And it was
just stupid. It was like I'd sent a flare up in the air.
about yesterday. Today is a better day, and tomorrow means
escape from the north. Be well my lovelies. I will talk
to you all soon enough.