South India Trip – Day 0 : Reaching Bengaluru
Our South India trip was about to begin. I decided that I will not sleep this time around, this time I had to shift to my new place and get to the station to meet Brecht at 5.20 am. We got there in time for the 5.38 am train, super excited and tired, we got in and turns out there was an accident and the train got delayed without any further announcements (Yeah! Drama again). All the trains coming from Bruges were cancelled, lucky we got our train to the airport at 6.13 am in time for the 9 am flight. I was super hungry and we boarded in alright with a bagel that I grabbed from one of the shops closeby. We talked for a bit and I was sleeping like a baby till the food came, we got some beef with some mashed potato, was pretty good.
The next thing I know, I woke up with only 45 minutes left to reach Doha, which means that I slept for 5 hours straight. I slept a bit in between and had a bit of a bad dream, don’t remember what that was though. We landed in Doha and I could only think about the coffee place, where I had my shake the last time I was there during my transit to Dubai.
We headed to the food court and got some nice dinner. Chicken masala for me and Lebanese chicken pasta for Brecht, was yummy!
Now I wanted that shake and we searched for this place called Jamocha left and right and finally found it after asking to a bunch of people, It was worth it.
We were ready for our flight to Bengaluru from Doha, we were in and we were surprised that the flight was only 3 hours 30 minutes to Bengaluru. I slept well again and this time around I didn’t like the Vegetable biryani on the flight, but Brecht seemed to like his. During the flight, I was showing him the Bruges scenes from the movie PK and watching parts of a tamil movie called ‘OK Kanmani’, which talks about living in relationships in India and how the young generation in India thinks, we shared some thoughts and I slept more after.
We reached the airport and it was 22 degree celsius outside, Brecht had to go to the e-visa counter and we checked out of the immigration alright. Meanwhile I could not find a part for my Gopro, that connects it to the mount, it was just itching my mind.
Then, we thought of starting the South India trip by catching the bus to the city center, but the buses don’t leave before 5 am, so we decided to take a cab, the price was reasonable at 900Rs. I saw a coffee shop and wanted to get my dose of Indian coffee, I got it and then we caught a cab.
I got talking with Eeshwar (the driver), we talked about everything from classes in India to travelling and how it makes us different and mature. I really enjoyed our conversation, I started talking with him in Hindi and we ended up talking in Tamil, He seemed to be quite happy talking with me too.
We reached Hotel City Centre Residency around 5 am, I got Eeshwar’s contact details and told him that we should have a coffee sometime. The Hotel got us checked in early before 12 pm for a reasonable fee, the room is pretty good with most needs covered. I got the thing that connects my Gopro to my mount, so that’s great and there is breakfast in a couple of hours. Looking forward to a great day.
Hope you are enjoying your holidays too 🙂
Missing my family now, wish they were here now, but yeah, very soon!
To know what happened in Bengaluru and the rest of the South India trip, click here.