After seven months of waiting — the Media Team has finally arrived in India. Praise!! I have to say, it feels absolutely unreal; when a trip gets postponed for so long, part of you wonders if it’s ever going to happen. It wasn’t until we were off the plane and walking towards Customs that I was finally able to feel butterflies of excitement; we have arrived — and without any complications.
For having travelled nearly twenty-four hours and jumping 12.5 hours ahead of our time zone, I can speak for us all — we’re a very spry group. Fully awake and eager to get out and start exploring Old Delhi. We stepped out of the airport at 7am local time and were greeted by one of our hosts and the most wonderfully warm overcast morning. Upon arriving at our guesthouse, the air was filled with the scent of spiced chai — nothing at all like “an assault to my senses” as many people have warned about. I suspect that we will have that experience at some point, but I’m glad for the lovely welcome.
Now we repack the gear for all the local travel we will be doing. After we have lunch, we’ll meet with our hosts, Paul and Sue East, for our first on-site production meeting. Tomorrow, we’ll be meeting up with Mia and shooting about town before we head to Manali for five days. Please pray for Mia, as she has come down with an illness, and prayer for us as a team, that we would continue to adjust well to the time and climate changes.
Photos curtesy of Ryan.