Sunday, March 30, 2008

Nearing blast-off!

Am in that pre-departure flurry as I get ready to leave for India on Tuesday: a 14-hour direct flight to Delhi. An overnight in the capital, a three-hour afternoon flight to Guwahati, a five-hour drive through the Assamese countryside, and I'll be there: Kaziranga National Park, about 38 hours door-to-door. Will be working on a series of stories, some that I pitched to editors nearly two years ago! It will be a wild three weeks in the field, in one of the few places left in Asia--and in India--that is home to the big, dangerous animals that have all but disappeared elsewhere: tigers, Asian elephants, Indian one-horned rhinos, king cobras, and more. Will write from the other side!

2 comments:

Kate said...

38 hours sounds daunting, but worth it I'm sure!

Good luck, safe travels and hope all goes well in Kaziranga. I look forward to reading more about your adventures (via your blog or Steve's) in the coming weeks!

shokanApple said...

Have a safe trip and make sure Steve does all the lifting!!! Poor guy first attacking Rhinos and now the attack of the suitcase!!!

Have fun and can't wait to see you guys when you get back!!!