the flight from chicago, while a bit long at 14.5 hours, went fine. in one of those rare moments of luck i see every blue moon, i got an exit row seat which was fantastic. i watched 127 hours and really don’t see what all the fuss is about. later, i nerded out and watched the new harry potter movie which turned out to be pretty good. the best part, though, was that i was able to rest. for what seems like the first time in a long time, i slept.
once through customs (btw photographers – be prepared to explain pocket wizards to customs when traveling outside the country), i caught a taxi to my hotel shown above, and aside from the pizza i had last night that rivaled the “grilled cheese” i had in macedonia for world’s worst, i had a comfortable night. as soon as this is posted, i’m off to terminal three to catch my plane to kathmandu. it’ll probably be a day or two before i get settled and have time to write, but i’ll be sharing pictures of where i’m at in the next update which should be interesting.