Important note about viruses: I have become aware that this site was infected by one of the computers we used in Delhi (via something called a “SQL injection”). I’m doing my best at getting rid of this infection, which only affects Internet Explorer users. If you can use Netscape, you will not notice any problems. Rest assured that I am prepared to rebuild the site if necessary, but hopefully it won’t come to that.
Lisa and I are both extremely happy to be home. We have gone on long trips before, but this one seemed longer than any other. My wanderlust continues unabated — Thursday I borrowed the Lonely Planet guide to Vietnam from the library — but I am beginning to understand the unique pleasures of being home.
Our flights back to JFK in New York were on-time and rather uncrowded, though on each leg the flight attendants made impassioned pleas for a doctor to make herself known. We left New Delhi at 7:00 AM Monday morning, and after 19 hours of transit we arrived at 4:00 PM the same afternoon. We enjoyed relaxing on the LimoLiner back to Boston, and sleeping in our own bed on Tuesday night was heavenly.
The rest of the week has been something of a blur. Wednesday I plowed through more than 1,000 e-mails at work, while Lisa stayed home and ran some errands. India let me know Thursday that I should consider staying home, so I worked at home while Lisa caught up at Brown.
At my office, so many people are on their own international adventures that I’m going to get to retell the story of our trip to India probably a half dozen times. That’s not a problem; I like talking and have a lot to thoughts left to share about the trip . . . .
But I really want most to show some of the pictures from our trip. Yesterday I picked up five rolls of film from Newtonville Camera and have started the slow process of getting them scanned and ready for the web. The 250-or-so images from Lisa’s digital camera can be ready more quickly no doubt. We downloaded them last night and made a first pass at picking the images to scale to a web-friendly size. You should see them soon.