Back to India

Flying into Delhi is a bit surreal: the swine flu has apparently been multiplying while I haven’t been paying attention, and all the immigration officers are wearing face masks. It looks like some sort of futuristic totalitarian play. You have to fill out a health form saying where you’ve been; I have the slightest bit of a cough which I try to suppress while standing in line for fear of being thrown into a closet somewhere.
Coming out into the airport I find that none of the ATMs is working and no one wants to exchange Nepali rupees. I’m stuck with 2500 of them and probably will be for a long time. I splurge on an airport hotel, which is fairly clean by Indian standards but still a bit grotty.

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1 comment
  1. GF said:

    The swine flu thing is a a hassle. I got put in the penalty box for a few hours in Kuala Lumpur last week becuase I was American. Germany just hassled me a bit on this trip. Singapore peers at you through a heat sensor.

    Much nonsense!

    -Brother

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