How would You Like to go to India?

My friend was making one of his many trips to Bengaluru, India to scout out resources for offshore development for the company where he worked.

He had been doing this for some time and his travels had taken him to the Philippines and Romania as well as India. He had already established contact with a company in Bengaluru (Bangalore) and had been sending them work for a while.

The purpose of this trip was somewhat different In that he would be accompanied by someone from the Marketing Department.

I had indicated that I would be really happy to go along since the business aspect of the trip was only going to be for about 5 days and then my friend was going to continue on alone. He was planning on visiting some sites of importance to his Guru – more on this later.

Since the marketing person was only going for the business aspect of the trip in Bengaluru, we decided to take his car to the Montreal airport where he would leave it for the week. We would return alone from India and go to the Burlington, VT airport and not return to Montreal.

My friend made all of the flight and hotel arrangements since he had made this trip several times. From Montreal, we flew Lufthansa to Frankfurt, Germany; from Frankfurt, we continued on to Bengaluru.

The trip was uneventful and the Frankfurt airport allowed you to transfer from one flight to another without going through security a second time. I think it was after the Frankfurt Airport Shooting that it became necessary to go through security again before boarding a connecting flight.

The trip is about 22 hours long and we were quite tired when we arrived in Bengaluru. The nerve wracking part was waiting to see if our luggage arrived when we did.

It was a large plane and it was fully occupied so luggage took awhile to off-load; but, thankfully, it arrived in Bengaluru when we did.

Frankfurt Airport Shooting

The 2011 Frankfurt Airport shooting occurred on 2 March 2011 at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. The shooter, Arid Uka, was arrested and charged with killing two United States Airmen and seriously wounding two others. He was convicted of murder and attempted murder and sentenced to life in prison on 10 February 2012.

Montreal to Bengaluru via Frankfurt

Bengaluru via Lufthansa

The next post in this story is Arrival in Bengaluru.

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4 months ago

I have always wanted to go to India.

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