Back to Izmir (India Blog 30)
Sunday December 16. 5:40 afternoon. Izmir, Turkey
Just got back to Izmir a short while ago. It was raining all the way from the airport. I took thirteen rolls of black and white film and ten rolls of color film.
More than 800 pictures on my cell phone. Most of these are not of much use to me.
I will develop and scan the film in my own dark room.
It was a pretty good trip back from Delhi, except that they did not give me an aisle seat. Most Indians are pretty pushy when it comes to that and the plane had mostly Indians aboard. Good that I got back with my cameras and film. I didn’t lose anything on the trip.
The plane from Delhi was full. The young Indian guy next to me was from San Francisco. I had a good conversation with him and told him about some of the things that had gone on in Turkey recently.
Most of the time of the flight, the shades on the windows of the plane were closed. And I slept part of the way for the six hour flight. We flew over Afghanistan. Sunny weather. The mountains were beautiful.
The USA is still bombing the shit out of them.
In Istanbul, there was no spare time after getting through customs and to the flight to Izmir. I had my seat number, but they guy changed it and stuck me in the back. I should have challenged it, but was too tired to do so, I guess. Hardly worth it. But somebody on Turkish Airlines screwed me over. A short flight, anyway. Just time to eat a tost and then the plane landed.
It was raining. So I got a taxi and came.
I sort of got updated to some extent on what is going on in India. There were no real mishaps, so everything worked out pretty well.
Now to develop my film.