I thought I was a bad driver.  Now, not so much.  For those of you who know me, take my most ultra-aggressive driving that you have ever seen me do, then multiply by 100.  I am in heaven. ; )

Arrived Baghdogra yesterday.  Could see the Himalayas from the airport.  But the drive to Forbesgunge took me farther and farther away from hills.  In fact, it is flat plains here.  There are tea fields and rice paddies everywhere.  And goats, cattle, dogs, and children.  The heat is not too bad; like a very humid Chicago day. Constantly.  I did not have A/C last night, but the hotel staff thought it was a good idea to bring in this big box that blasted air toward my bed.  I didn’t care; I was zombie by that point.  I slept 9 hours, with ear plugs in, and only awoke for the occasional power outtage (there were only 3) when the heat and stuffiness poked in to even my sleep deprived brain.  Outtage only temporary – generators kick in


  1. Sandykins said,

    August 6, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Lolol…for you to comment on someone else’s driving-I can only imagine-so glad you made it! Rested and ready to explore!!! Enjoy THIS day my sweets!

  2. mnamna said,

    August 6, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Just for clarification. The terrible driving of people in another country does not improve our perception of your driving.

  3. Gail Kalinsky said,

    August 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Hey:) I survived drivers in the Philippines. . . need I say more? You’re driving never bothered me:)
    Glad you got some sleep.
    I love checking in on you everyday. . . it’s like a tv show without the tv:) stay tuned to find out what happens next!
    Love ya! G

  4. katie mckeever said,

    August 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Belle:)
    It is really amazing that you are in India!!
    Have fun, be safe.
    We’ll see you when you get back. I can’t wait to hear the stories.

    Katie M:)

  5. Belle said,

    August 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Ha! John, yeah, not my intention that to change anyone’s opinion. It just means I am in my element driving-wise here.

  6. Belle said,

    August 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Hey, Katie, thanks! Definitely will see me when I get back. : )

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