Monday, September 8, 2014

Arrived Safely

I and my wife left San Francisco on Sunday, August 31.  We had to change our plane in Hong Kong for our final destination.  The flying time was 14 hours but due to tail wind it was reduced to 13 hours.
 
How to spend 13 hours flying non-stop! Thank God for the business class.  The seat can slide into a flat bed at the press of a button.  Also, plenty of food and plenty of drinks.  But how many double scotch on the rocks one can drink?  How many glasses of merlot with the food.  Got to stop somewhere.  Surprised to find there were at least 10 Indian movies.  There were Briyani and Jilla from Tamil.  I do not remember about Hindi movies except Bagh Milka Bagh and Bullet Raja.
 
I saw 3 movies.  The Escape Plan (Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger), Briyani, and Jilla.  Both Tamil movies were boring.
 
It was a 2 hour wait at Hong Kong.  We boarded the plane for our final destination.  The flight was 4 hours and 40 minutes.  Lot of food and drinks.  I was not in a mood to watch any Tamil movie.  Therefore, decided to watch for the umpteenth time The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Time flew along with the plane. 
 
The flight manager, finally,  made the following announcement.  Ladies and Gentlemen, we will be landing in Ana (Anna) International Airport in Chenoy (Chennai) shortly.
 
Yes, our final destination is Chennai.  We came out of Immigration and Customs without any hassle.  Our luggage also arrived safely.
 
We came out of the airport.  The real fun stats now.  Stay tuned.

32 comments:

  1. Great SG. Have fun in India. And tell us more about your stay in India.

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  2. Welcome to India, SG! A warm welcome to both of you :)

    You let us speculate and finally it is worth it :) an unexpected twist :D but so glad it is Chennai :D :) My second most favorite place in the world :D B-)

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  3. Thanks for your comments Ashu. It will only be a short stay - between 6 months to one year.

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  4. Thanks for your comments Rohini. We are looking forward to our stay in Chennai because we have never lived in Chennai as an adult. Chennai is your second most favorite place in the world? Which is your first?

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  5. oh! I am sure a lot has changed in Chennai but you are going to love it.

    First one is Sydney :)

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  6. Thanks for your comments Rohini. Sydney is a beautiful city.

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  7. Wow, welcome to The Happening City :D

    You should have seen Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, instead of those two Tamil movies. It's a good movie.

    Destination Infinity

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  8. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. I have not seen any Hindi movie yet. Looking forward to my stay in Chennai.

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  9. Welcome to India, and to the hot endless summers of Chennai. It was good to read about your experiences in the business class.

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  10. I am off to Central Europe, and hope to spend the next 25 days in pure bliss.

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  11. Welcome to India and wishing you and your family a happy stay in chennai.

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  12. Thanks for your comments Rama. We are here to enjoy 3 different distinct weather in Chennai. Hot, hottest, and murder.

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  13. Rama, have a great time Central Europe. Visiting Germany perhaps?

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  14. Thanks for your comments Asha. And, thanks for your best wishes.

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  15. Enjoy your holidays. Trust me, situation is not as bad in India as it is made out to be.

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  16. WElcome to India.. I hope you have a lovely stay and enjoy it all ..

    all the best in settling down and all

    Take care :)

    Bikram's

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  17. Thanks for your comments Satya. I am looking forward to.

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  18. Thanks for your comments Mr. Chowla. I am not on holidays. But will sure travel a lot. My stay is temp for 6 months to one year.

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  19. Thanks for your comments Bikram. I am looking forward to my stay in Chennai.

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  20. I was about ask if it was Chennai.o back with mother-soil evenif for ashort while.Enjoy all the nostalgic experiences.

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  21. wow..its a pleasant surprise..even I like Chennai except the weather:)..

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  22. Wow! Full of suspense and finally you are in Chennai! Hope you are enjoying your stay... TC! Keep smiling :)

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  23. Nice weather in Chennai. Enjoy your stay, SG!

    I wonder how you didn't mention the horrible state of our airport!

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  24. Thanks for your comments Sarala. It is good to be back in Chennai. But it is very hot.

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  25. Thanks for your comments Sindhu. Will try to keep smiling.

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  26. Thanks for your comments Renu. As I said before, there are only 3 seasons in Chennai. Hot. Hottest. Murder.

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  27. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. I was too busy watching a guy smoking a cigarette in the baggage claim area. No authority (police, customs, airport) said anything to him.

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  28. I guessed you might head back to India for a while but you managed to keep the suspense well. Enjoy your stay in India SG :)

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  29. Welcome :-)

    Looking forward to more posts here on your new adventures :-D

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  30. Have a great time in India and looking forward to your fun tales :)

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