Day One India!
Here is just a short update as I explore this new city and a new country for me:
Even though I was really tired last night, it took me a while to settle in to sleep. Finally around 1:30am here in Mumbai I was able to sleep. But I awoke at 6:30am and the idea of coffee was too powerful to even think of trying to sleep more. I think I will manage to transfer myself to this new time zone almost immediately. It was bizarre when I realized that I had woken up at 6pm Seattle time and was ready to go and start my day!
The hotel is very nice and has a view of the ocean. It includes breakfast so I had a good one of hearty, spicy Indian food! Also fruit and coffee. I am able to make tea in my room so I am enjoying a cup now.
I took a short walk on the beach after breakfast ... it is indeed hot! Humid and sticky. Of course I am exceedingly comfortable. I am headed into the touristy central area of Mumbai shortly. I waited for my luggage for seemingly almost an hour. But I had no trouble whatever getting through immigration and customs.
All is going as well as I could have hoped for!
India is crazy. I'll post some pictures later.