Monday, January 07, 2008

Back In The Game

So I'm back in Sydney, safe and sound. Since my last post, I had an awesome night in Paris with Audrey and Dom, flew to India, relaxed and celebrated New Years in Goa, went to Agra, and then spent a couple of nights in Delhi before flying back to Sydney and getting back at 6.30am on Sunday morning. And I was back at work today. I will admit that I probably crammed just a little too much into two weeks and that it will take me a few days to really recover and get back into the swing of things, but it was all awesome.

I was surprised that even after all the hype, my highlight from India was probably still the Taj Mahal. And I highly recommend that seeing that place is on everyone's list of things to do before they die. Which sounds really morbid, but seriously, you gotta see it.

Of course I managed to also pick up a bad cough my last couple of days there, but I'd have to say that's better than what every single other person I knew who visited ended up with, which was at least one day where they couldn't be more than a few feet from the toilet. My former flatmate was among the friends there, and after seeing me eat with abandon at every meal while I was there and still not get sick, she has announced to the world that I have "a stomach of steel". And I would also like to make sure everyone takes note that I have eaten street food in Thailand, consumed anything that was put in front of me in rural Vietnam, and spent a week in India, and the only time in my life that I have ever suffered from any kind of food poisoning was from a KFC in the United States. Something to think about.

The other announcement is that after well over 2 years of either using a flatmate's computer or just not having one at all at home, I officially have my own laptop. Which means I have one less excuse to be slack about blog posts, or getting photo albums together. I am sure the 12 people who read this blog on a regular basis are jumping in their seats right now, so I'll leave you with that happy thought and maybe transfer some photos from my trip to my hard drive. Baby steps.


Vicki said...

Years of heavy drinking seem to have made your stomach immune to almost anything. Keep up the good work.

Zander said...

I actually think alcohol has a lot to do with it. Also, the one night I allowed them to put ice from local water in my drinks was the night that all of my drinks contained ridiculous amounts of vodka. Surely that would have killed all of the bacteria.

miznyc said...

welcome back. I once read the Taj Mahal was built as a symbol of love. I mean, wow.