Well, I’ve been in India for 16 hours now (give or take). My first impressions:
It’s hot and humid, but there’s the occasional whiff of sea air that’s awful pleasant. There’s also a lot of animal/insect sounds constantly, which was annoying at first but now is kind of a pleasant background.
The driving here is terrifying – seems there’s few (if any) rules of the road, and at best just a small handful of guidelines. People seem to just drive whereever/however they want to get where they’re going. Also, everyone drives on the right, which I guess I should have expected but didn’t.
My internet access is spotty, but I’ll try to update every few days or so with what’s going on.
Glad to hear you made it there safely. You should start taking pictures and/or videos of India and posting them (or e-mail them). Have you learned how to pronounce the name of the city yet? Thiruvananthapuram