What’s going on in India? There’s been a power outage affecting 600 million residents (half of India’s population), and it happened after a previous outage two days before. Demand for electricity is higher than supply. I hope this sort of thing doesn’t happen when we are in India in November. Can you imagine being trapped in the elevator at the hotel, or being stuck in traffic for hours on end? Above all, I hope we will still be able to dine with my Indian friends, Kavita and Ruprekha, without a hitch. However, New Delhi, where we’ll be staying, is one of those cities affected by the power outage.
I saw a photo of the terrible flooding in Beijing. Remember when we originally planned on vacationing in Beijing, Xian, Suzhou, and Shanghai for ten days in September? I am glad we canceled those plans. China seems so prone to natural disasters like earthquakes, flooding, pollution, and dust storms. No, thank you!
When I travel, I expect modern conveniences and cleanliness. I’m just not the type to “rough it.” Someone said I am “too citified and high muckamuck.” Maybe so.