Salutations from somewhere between Singapore and Delhi! It's been exactly 51 hours since we disembarked from San Francisco International Airport, new friends in the making. Since then, we've encountered several unexpected adventures.
Little did we know as we boarded our first flight at 12:05 am on Wednesday, that Singapore airlines would become our best friend and our worst enemy. After arriving in Hong Kong, we got off our plane and somehow failed to reboard the same plane (time zones are confusing) thus ensuing the great chronicles of building a life in Singapore Changi Airport. We were able to catch a later flight to Singapore (with amazing leg room, thanks Singapore Airlines!), but with nowhere to stay overnight during our 20 hour layover before we boarded this flight to Delhi (thanks a lot Singapore Airlines).
Some of the highlights of our airport adventures include free foot massage machines, airport yoga, winning fifteen dollars worth of Godiva chocolate, urgent water chugging in airport security lines, abusing access to duty free perfume, and one of us (the sweet lady Marichelle) getting nearly arrested in Hong Kong for possession of a firearm a.k.a. a pink can of pepper spray.
Don't worry, moms and dads! Crises averted. We're all in good health and spirits. Although we haven't yet touched down in India, we're as ready and excited as we'll ever be for everything that lies before us.
Carpe Diem Shanti group
P.S. from Topher and Lindsay
At time of posting our group has arrived safe and sound to our comfy hotel in Delhi. Time for these sleepy but smiling eyes to get some rest.