Night #1

February, 2012

A380 home

February, 2012

Picked up the A380 in Paris for a ride home on the upper deck. Not a bad way to end the adventure.

Air France

February, 2012

I thought that scheduling the return flight for Feb 6 would take advantage of auspicious timing, however the Air France strike nearly thwarted by attempt to get home. fortunately they kept the BOM flight and i made it out on time. took this photo boarding the plane at about 3am on the morning of the 7th.

Autotrain to Madgaon

February, 2012

Presumably in a effort to avoid whatever passes for roads in southern Maharashtra, these trucks rolled into Madgaon on the Konkan Railway’s version of the Autotrain. The train stopped and all the drivers got out of their cabs and used the water spigots along the tracks to wash their trucks before they started rolling again.

View from the porch

February, 2012

Goa is great because for about $10 a night you can get a shack on the beach and chill out and eat steak all day for as long as you want. This arrangement was pretty solid.

On the Konkan Railway

February, 2012

The Konkan Railway is completely ridiculous because there are numerous stops like this one that seem to service no population centers in particular. We spent about 30 minutes in Diwankhavati and then continued on through several tunnels and across long earthen grades that were presumably filled by hand back when the railway was first built.

Last week in mumbai

February, 2012

hung out on marine drive one last time before shipping out.

Boat to Elephanta

January, 2012

Took dennis on the boat out to Elephanta Island as part of his deluxe tour of the city. we decided to push the envelope with respect to boating safety on the way out.

Tourist season

January, 2012

Dennis hit mumbai hard and somehow left the experience with the statement that mumbai was “his favorite city in Asia, so far.” not sure what to make of that assessment, but i guess i haven’t seen much of Asia. dennis also had the best tour guide in the history of mumbai tour guides.

Alumni game

December, 2011

Hit the Gardens for the alumni game followed by a ritual thrashing of Elder by the varsity squad. ferg and dattilo were holding down the bench at this moment. 6 years on and the team has still got it.