This video clip is out of order -- but gives a taste of traffic in India.
At O'Hare Airport -- AA First Class Flagship Lounge, courtesy of Dave's first class berth. I'll be slumming it in business class.
The bacon-wrapped scallops were tasty.
A little nicer than the public gate area.
Dave enjoys some champagne before he has to get on the plane and drink more champagne.
Russian mobster does some work.
My business-class seat. Spacious!
Dave's first-class "suite." It has an ottoman. Because you need that.
You know it's going to be a long trip when the dotted line goes ALL THE WAY TO THE OTHER SIDE.
Too bad the manual is in Japanese.
Sunrise over Iceland, 1am Chicago time.
Sunset over Kabul, 7:35am Chicago time. Kind of a short day.
Where's our driver?
Hint: our driver is the guy with the sign.
The ubiquitous tuk-tuk. In Delhi they run on liquid natural gas.
We had to frogger across this highway. We knew it was OK because everyone else was doing it (and we shadowed them).
Dave looks for a gap in traffic.
Making friends at the grape stand. Strategic friends.
Dave at the Red Fort.
The Mughal arch, seen all over Northern India.
Let's get the helli out of Delhi!
You never really get used to the staring. Everywhere you go, you're a spectacle.
Found our names on the list posted on the outside of the coach. On the left you can see our names in Hindi.
1st class AC, as fine as it comes on the Indian railway system.
Miles of slums along the tracks as we left Delhi.
Train station along the way to Jaipur.
Out the train window from Delhi to Jaipur.
Sunset over Rajasthan.
Typical street scene in Jaipur -- people drinking their morning chai.
Uh oh -- looks like Benetton Jaipur is closed! Good thing the guy on the motorcycle is about to open the store.
The "pink" part of Jaipur, actually terra cotta.
The produce dept.
Largest sundial in the world, accurate to four seconds. Tough to strap onto your wrist, though.
Another day at the office.
Gate to Jaipur City Palace