but a cruise load of whiny, north americans living their end years blowing away all their leftover stash of green, a dollar at a time. To document the events of the day might just require a new blog, so i shall just have to leave you with some interesting visuals, mostly from the rain drenched harbour.
from the most difficult point of the trip. Location: Jaipur Railway Station, Time: 0530, Temperature: ~3°C
This is where we spent 5 gruelling hours on 17 January, after our ride at 0115 to Agra was packed to capacity, and we didnt have enough cash for an upgrade to sleeper or for a room. The next train was at 0600.
From L to R: PlaneMad, LSD, Andy
Tomorrow night i will be leaving by the Tamil Nadu express to Delhi on a little post vacation holiday 😛 with two of my friends. Plan is to cover the golden triangle – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, and maybe squeeze in a trip to dip in the ganges at haridwar to wash our sins away (been collecting them for a while now). The trip promises to be quite rough, given that the three of us are paisa pinchers, our budget is 3000 for a total of 10 days per person. So mostly will be sleeping under cars or at railway platforms hoping we dont freeze to death. Return to madras is on 20th, hopefully will make it back unscathed, wish me luck.
The plans for our class Industrial Visit has finally been, well finalised! Dont let the name mislead you, its just a trick to get permission from the parents into sending their sons off to places like Bangalore and Pondicherry, places very much preferred by college guys for a variety of reasons that i shall not disclose here.
The permissions slips were handed out in class today and after giving myself permission, returned it. I get this incriminating look, something i get when i talk to a girl. “Signed by your parents” he says, “and return it tomorrow”. I contemplate faxing the piece of paper to Tampa for approval, a 20 year old guy asking permission to go 100kms from parents 20000kms away. I’ll lead my own life, thank you.
The plan is to reach the IBM-Lenovo complex by 11am and take a 2 hour tour, after that its all upto us. The bad part is that we got to wear formals, so we are all set to make a style statement by frolicking at Pondy beach with formal clothing and maybe the girls in saree. Should be able to capture some nice pics 🙂
Im looking forward to the trip for two reasons:
1) Pictures! Mostly for blackmail purposes, hehe
2) There are a few pranks lined up, but the execution depends on the situation. Maybe i can get my class girls to reveal their deep dark secrets and hidden pasts. Oh wait, i dont think i want to hear that.
I beleive we will have roughly 4 hours free over there, we have been told that staying overnight has been prohibited, following this, a set has already decided not to come. Lets see how tomorrow turns out.