Movie Madness in India

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: India Travel Log , Travel

I had time to kill and headed to the local Forum Mall to stroll around and perhaps catch a film. With Bollywood being the largest output producer of films in the world, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

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First Work Day in India

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , India Travel Log , Travel

The weekend was a whirlwind; getting here from the airport, settling into the hotel, walking the neighborhood to get my bearings and find the essentials, finding entertainment — all while trying to adjust to the time change; it’s 9 1/2 hours ahead.

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Day One in Bangalore India: Lalbagh

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: India Travel Log , Travel

Saturday.  I’m jet-lagged, but decided to see some sights.  I left the hotel and was immediately reminded that I was somewhere else: there were four cows roaming the street. I flagged down a rickshaw and ended up at the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens.  After an hour or so, I headed back to the neighborhood by my hotel to see what I could find.

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Off to India

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: India Travel Log , Travel

Yesterday I started taking the malaria pills, which I’ll now have to take everyday that I am in India, and continue for seven days after I leave.  The doctor said they may “make you feel edgy,” but I haven’t experienced that. With my bag packed early Thursday morning, it was the first time that I had a minute, unhurried, to sit and think: I’d been running all week, tying up lose ends, knowing I would be away (in India and Asia) for perhaps a year or more.  Billy asked me […]

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Visa for India

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: India Travel Log , Travel

Bureaucracy is what it is, but the people at the Indian Visa office were very easy to deal with even if the process caused a glitch for me. Having flown so often to South America, plus a trip to Mexico without needing a visa, I hadn’t thought about one for India until Tuesday afternoon — my flight was Thursday morning.

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