Monday, March 10, 2008

US Day 1

Yesterday took first domestic flight inside US, the one connecting Newark to Raleigh. The airport is big and i could not find my way, so did what i was supposed to do...approached official and told that i am lost, where to go and showed the boarding pass, she went to a terminal printed another one which had gate number and guided me the right gate.. Before that i had another confusion, when my bag was tagged for Raleigh at Delhi airport but was asked to pickup baggage and clear customs at Newark. Anyways the video shown on flight before landing helped me understand this, and after landing, cleared immigration, collected baggage and cleard customs and went to belt where he baggage was to be placed for connecting flight. Now small twist, the whisky bottle bought at Delhi airport needed to go inside bag even though its bag was sealed. american rules, you can carry it in international flight but not in national flight, Anyways placed it in bag, and then went to take connecting flight.

First time in propeller aircraft, from Newark to Raleigh. Nice flight and experienence. Except when going to board this flight via he tube, he mouth of the tube was opened just before the entry, Newark it was freezing and i was wearing just a shirt, as delhi, plane and airport was heated, just crossing through into the plane was one of the coldest moments in some time...

Raleigh, got a ride in BMW 3 series of my manager who came to pickup. The car has enormous space inside, though outside it looks so small, placed one bag in boot and one on back seat (i felt bad, but no other way). Came hotel arranged stuff, and then slept, woke up at 9PM bored, went out for stroll, found a hooters, like the interesting name, then went in and had a beer with onion rings, I had went in slippers and thought ki saaaley pitega,,,but it turned out fine...

The hotel and weather is fone, but there is no food mall in walking distance, will try get a ride from someone in office today, or might take a taxi to get stuff for my 2 days. Glad i got some basic stuff like biscuits, tea and magi, so that i don't feel myself in big shit...

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