Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I'm back from my walk. I got back yesterday morning but the effects of a 24 hour journey from Kathmandu to Madrid via Delhi and London meant that I haven't been able to do very much since. That Delhi stopover almost cost us our holiday as over zealous British Airways employees demanded to see a visa for India in both Madrid and London on our way out. It took the intervention of supervisors in both cases to let us board the plane. I understand that airlines have effectively been converted into border control organisations, but in our case there was absolutely no reason to stop us from flying. In Delhi we simply went to the transfer lounge and waited until someone brought us our boarding passes for our onward connection, along with lots of other people in the same situation. I wonder how many people with poor English are denied the right to board their flight in London because of badly trained BA staff telling them they can't fly? The holiday itself was a fantastic experience, better than I expected and I will have plenty to write about it in the coming weeks. In the meantime I've got some catching up to do, I was right when I assumed that interesting things would happen in my absence.

1 comment:

ejh said...

And some just as soon as you got back.