The hydrocarbon powered Boeing jet touches down with a squeal of tires. Turbines whine down and we step off of the plane into another world completely.
It is dark out. Over 20 hours on a plane and you begin to question reality. We find ourselves in the pickup zone of Bangalore International Airport. Uber and Ola cabs whiz by. People dressed in saris and turbines scream, “Taxi, Taxi!” in a mix of Hindi, English, and a dozen other languages.
We are witness to a cacophony of sights, tropical smells, and colors as we step into the darkness of a cab, and take off into the night.