– India, here
we come! –
2005 – I am excited
to announce that we're heading to India on
Wednesday, March 10 – just three days from now. (Whahoo!!!)
My husband did a year-long post doc in Bombay many years
ago and we'll be visiting his old friends and colleagues.
India is one of my favorite
destinations. I've been there five times. My last visit, however, was
over ten years ago. (My husband travels to India
more frequently on business.) It will take 28 hours to travel
from Columbia, SC, to Bombay, India, with connecting flights out of
I am not looking forward to the long air travel. It's uncomfortable,
boring and exhausting. But worth it.
After spending a few days in Bombay we'll
take a side-trip
We have many friends in Ahmedabad and I love the area. If any Dane
people from India are reading this, please let me know, and perhaps
we can get together.
Danes in India.
Next stop, Mauritius
We'll be in India for eight days.
From there, we'll fly directly to Mauritius,
where my husband will join an international team of scientists to
coastal ground water discharge. The expedition, which was
organized by UNESCO (United
Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization)
and IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), will last a week.
Good question. Mauritius is a small tropical island located
in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of southern
It lies east of Madagascar, which just happens to be home of the famous
Cheetah Dane. We'll be staying in a small
village named Flic-en-Flac, which is situated on the western coast
of the island. Waves from last year's
Indian Ocean tsunami completely submerged
on the northern shore of Mauritius, but there were
of casualties. Hopefully there will be no new tsunamis in the Indian
Ocean for a long, long time. (I will try not to think about it.) I
am not sure what I'll be doing with myself while my husband works hard
Walking the beach, reading, visiting parks, and taking pictures – that
all sounds pretty good to me!
My Photo Journal
of internet for uploading files while we are traveling in India and
Mauritius is an open question. You may not hear from me for awhile,
we'll just have to see. If I can upload files and keep DaDane of DaWeek
I certainly will.
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