Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Travelogue - 1

                                             That's Sujit and Omkar, on our way to MACHAN.

Chennai, India to Beijing, China - Day 1

August 8th 2009 - My Beijing flight was from Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport) at 0315hours. I had booked a ticket on the Chennai - Delhi (via Hyderabad) Indigo flight 6E302. The flight was scheduled to be at 1130hours. And as always it was delayed by 15 minutes. The flight took off by around 11.50. It reached the Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi International Airport) by around 1300 hours.

I reached the Delhi domestic airport by around 1545. I loved everything about the Indigo flight except for the time they took for giving me the checked in baggage. I got my baggage only by around 1640, i.e almost an hour.

Sujit (my college mate) picked me up from the airport and we spend sometime with his friend Omkar at his place. Then we went out to have food, to a place called MACHAN. It was an awesome place. Sat and spoke till it was around 2100 and then they both dropped me at IGI, Delhi by around 2230hours.

                                              First sight of China mainland.

                                   It was heavily raining the day we landed at Beijing.

I waited at the IGI lounge, by around 2330 I met couple of people in the group. We had our dinner at the lounge and went into the airport for check in by around 0030. We completed the immigration formalities and got into the Air China flight Flight CA948 by around 0245. We landed at Beijing at around 1230 local time (0930 IST).