By John Gillespie (@JohnG703)
I’ve been here in India for just under 4 hours now. So far in the little amount of time I’ve been here, I can already tell this is like noting I’ve ever experienced before. I’m exhausted as I’m writing this due to the time 9.5 hour time change, along with not getting much sleep on the plane.
I left Washington, D.C. Friday evening at 6 p.m. Between my flight from D.C. to Boston where I met up with the rest of the Crossover team, the six hour flight to London, and the 10 hour flight to Chennai (along with the time difference and layovers) we got to the houses we’re staying in around 6 a.m. Sunday morning in Chennai. I was a bit worried about whether or not I’d like the food here, but we had two Indian inspired dishes on the plane and they were really good.
Upon leaving the airport we drove through Chennai on our way to our housing. It’s very obvious the two financial extremes in the population. The poor seem to be very poor, and the rich seem very rich without much middle ground between the two.
The Crossover team has gone over briefly what our basic schedule will look like, and to say I’m excited would be quite an understatement. I’m looking forward to meeting the kidstomorrow and hope I can impart some useful information to them. I wish I was able to stay for the full two weeks, as I feel like this week is going to just fly by!