Just a quick update and some comments I’m sure will set someone off.
Flew from Spain to Frankfurt. Sort of felt sad that I had to get up so early in the morning because I would have loved to take the hour or so drive out to Wiesbaden where I spent three years of my young (ish) life.
Flew out to Hyderabad Saturday morning where I’ll be until Friday before heading off to Thailand for a few weeks of vacation and travel.
As some of you may have gathered from my previous posts, I have not had the greatest of luck with hotels in India. I think my luck may have changed though. I have been staying at the Novotel in the section of Hyderabad called HiTech City. I’ve been very pleasantly surprised. The rooms are nice, the food is actually international cuisine, and the staff has not tried to be annoyingly helpful.
The food has been interesting. I had Subway and found out that ham, pepperoni and salami have a completely different meaning here. The ham was made from chicken and the pepperoni and salami were made from lamb. Wasn’t the best sandwich I ever had but it wasn’t bad either.
I also found a Tex-Mex place that serves a not-bad chicken taco. Or maybe it’s just that since I moved to Europe finding any Mexican food is next to impossible and what there is tastes like crap. Most places seem to feel that a burrito is chilli con carne and cheese wrapped in a tortilla.
Wednesday night we headed out with some co-workers to a place called The Sixth Element. We had a few drinks, smoked a hookah and listened to some house music in a surreal setting six floors above the streets and overlooking the Central Shopping mall.
I’m going to try to get some stuff wrapped up here in the next day or so and then I’ll head out to Bangkok Friday night on the red eye.
More reports to follow . . .