Skipped my updates from Day 26 to Day 31. Drowning would be a mild way to put it. But, day 32 is significant and you’ll soon find out why.
Day 26 – Work. Disappointment that people didn’t turn up to Bollywood Flashmob practice. Yes, I had planned a Bollywood flashmob in Austria for Day 29. The day the Indian team were presenting their business plan. Even choreographed it. Sounds crazy but imagine if it had happened, how crazy it would have been.
Day 27 – Work & drinks with the Indian team. Ditched the idea of a Bollywood Flashmob in Austria as it would be more difficult to get them to dance than it would be to get Indians to stop doing that head nod thing.
Day 28 – Work. Spent the evening watching #Suits. World it so much better with Harvey.
Day 29 – Work & a visit to the Irish pub in an Austrian village with the Indian team. Felt at home. Then, felt homesick. Then, texted people in the middle of the night. And texted and texted.
Day 30 – Work. Airport. Same flight back to cold London.
Day 31 – Work. Mental preparation for day 32.
Day 32 – Biked. First bikeathon and definitely not my last. Was a crazy experience. When was the last time I tried something for the first time? Today. Feels good.
Well, it is September 15th. Day 32. And today was the day I left India 5 years ago and started my long journey. The day I boarded the flight for New York City. The ride today made me remember September 15th feeling. The day we try something new and keep at it.
Tomorrow onwards, you are going to be in for some live updates from the Backpacking Ninja journey from 5 years ago.