JTTE: Bleary-eyed and Hungry Over the Old Evil Empire

Bleary eyed and hungry I write this somewhere over the old Evil Empire. I had thought my mind better capable of dealing with the stresses of multi-day travel, and pictured in my head hours of reading and writing. I have spent much of this second leg fast asleep, roused only twice so far by the "bursar" (as they’re evidently called on Dutch flights), to be given a headset which I will not use, and to pick at a small meal.

Amsterdam was a blur. I was reminded of the change in pace I should expect to see when coming to any non-American country, as it took me nearly 30 minutes to order an omelet. Watching the chef cook one at a time when she had grill space to cook as many as four was infuriating, but I relaxed. I had a few hours to kill. After this surprisingly long breakfast we roamed around the duty free shops hawking everything from porn frozen herring. One can truly experience it all in Amsterdam. I will have more to say of the place on the return visit, when Cary and I will have time to exit the airport and roam around the city.


What’s it gonna be traveling DVD buyer? Two copies of Black Snake Moan, or Adult DVD?

I’ll struggle to stay awake as long as possible in order to crash once I reach Delhi, and hopefully wake in the morning (their morning) fresh as a daisy as though I’ve been there for weeks.

This is a post in the Journey to the East series. Other posts in this series:

Aloft over the Atlantic

JTTE: Bleary-eyed and Hungry Over the Old Evil Empire

JTTE: Day One in Delhi

JTTE: Wednesday is Cow Day

JTTE: Making the rounds in Delhi I

JTTE: Making the Rounds in Delhi II

JTTE: Agra, A Great Place to be Buried

JTTE: The Pink City I

JTTE: The Pink City II

JTTE: Bringing the Rain to Bikaner

JTTE: How Rajasthan Gets Medieval

JTTE: A Respite in Jodhpur

JTTE: The Most Romantic City in All of India

JTTE: The Hell with the Train

JTTE: Coming Home

JTTE: A Final Word on India