Friday, September 26, 2008

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

Post by: Beth

Big news!... We got our visas approved today, so we now have passports, visas, business license of India, work authorization letters... the list goes on and on. After 2 weeks of numerous immunizations & vaccinations, many phone calls to India, making numerous copies of official documents, extensive internet research, and a couple trips to the visa office, we are finally and officially India-bound! Our flights are booked; we're scheduled to depart for India this upcoming Sunday at 8pm. It's a 15 hour flight, and by India time, we are landing Monday evening at 9pm. (*We've placed a set of world clocks at the bottom of our blog so you can see your time versus our time in India.) We have a week before Raja begins work, so we'll use that time to learn our way around the area, buy any necessary items for our new home, and settle in.

Until time to leave for the airport, we'll be packing our suitcases, buying last minute travel necessities, saying good-bye to our friends here, and doing the final preparations for our trip. We have no idea what's waiting for us on the other side of this next journey. We're anxious, excited, nervous, curious... all at the same time. Probably normal for these types of life's little situations, no? :) We (read: I) will of course be posting plenty of photographs from our flight and arrival, so check back soon for those, as well as any final photographs from New York!

8 comments:

John and Amanda said...

I can't believe it's time for you to leave already! That happened fast! I can't wait to hear/see all about it! Good luck and safe travels!!!

Rhonda Walker said...

I like the new look of your blog. We will always be a phone call away. I love you dearly. Mom

Sharry said...

I'm just thinking outside the box but maybe can we see some more stuff besides Times Square!!!!

Vern said...

I kicked your butt on Wii Hula Hoop.

Just sayin'

Beth + Raja Gupta said...

sharry & vern -- man.. you guys are rough this morning. sharry, i guess ill have to send you your "team raja" shirt since you obviously took his side on Times Square. and vern, is that REALLY something you should be proud of?

;)

Hula Master said...

You're darn right I'm proud. Let's see how well you Hula when you are in your 40's with intractable hips.

I'll take any victory I can.

erin nolen said...

we are so excited for you guys and can't wait to hear about everything! sounds like the adventure of a lifetime...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us all up to date and updated on your travels. Your life is much more exciting than ours!!! Holden is also studying India in school so the pictures and stories work out quite nicely.
Sharry and Vern daddy(Hula Master of the universe)