Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Journey to US / in US - Part 1

Friends...with an advice from one of my friends, I am planning to start this blog in parts. I want to just write down my journey to US and in US. Hope you find this interesting coz I have visited various cities.


Hyderabad Airport


It was Feb 13th, 2007, a day before valentines day. I ( infact we were three friends came together )was in Hyderabad(India) airport to catch flight to Chicago at 1:30 AM. Lots of luggage, second time travel in flight and baggage check in problems...finally got into the flight by completing all the formalities successfully. It was Lufthansa and a decent flight ( for the first time comers )..-P.

The flight was having transit ( break ) at Frankfurt, Germany. We were a bit excited to see a new country within next 9 hours. Enjoyed the flight journey with different people and different things. Finally the time has come where we had to get down at Frankfurt. Oops...what a climate?..i think almost 3 degrees ( centigrade ). The three hours of break went just like 3 minutes as we had to undergo security check there as well. Struggled a lot to do a phone call to India from there and finally could not do as it was tough for us to understand the calling procedure....:).

We were too excited from the next flight as we were about to reach Chicago ( one of the biggest cities and airports in US, ofcourse in the world ). We made a call from a phone in the flight using my ICICI credit card, before getting to know that the bill would be too much if we do a call from flight. Funniest thing is, I dint get this credit card bill....ha ha ha....


Chicago snow fall in winter

Finally we got an annoucement that we would be reaching Chicago in next 30 minutes. But the flight landed almost after 70 minutes. This was due to much snow on runway and flight traffic. It was an amazing experience for me to see the flight landing in between snow. The temparature was -15 C, yes it was -15C which we even never imagine in India. And the other thing is, it was not simply Chicago airport. It was almost as big as Hyderabad City....:). Wow....landing / take off frequency ONE MINUTE. Can you believe it?..yes its true....


Chicago Downtown

Later we were taken to a guest house in a wonderful suburb(Naperville) near Chicago downtown. There was nothing outside except snow. We got habituated in a few days to snow and US basic lifestyle. We enjoyed a lot for 1 month with 5 people as total. Everything was new including cooking...ha ha...


Chicago Downtown


Sears Tower in Chicago City

In between we got a chance to visit downtown Chicago. Wow...Amazing...Excellent....Awesome..these are the few words which we used when we stepped into the city ( it was the best because i dint visit New York by that time ). We visited SEARS tower, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and spent sometime to feel the night view of the city. Wonderful experience as the things were new...

Enough of boring right...anyways thought of sharing this stuff....

To be Continued......

13 comments:

c e e d y said...

damn it was too boring....but i will still read the continuation....are you going to describe Chicago more or am I the star of the next episode.....
let me know so i can read the script and be ready :)

just a nice girl said...

i liked the pics.. and nice description of your journey :)

Jaggu said...

@CD
I know...Even life is boring for you. Once you come into picture then it will be interesting for you.:)). Chicago is done with this part...

@just a nice girl
Thanks...

Vandita said...

seems like its been a pretty eventful journey...
good description abt the same :)

c e e d y said...

yeah i am too bored as you can see...
let me know before the shooting will get the apartment clean...
and please send me my lines so i can learn them.....
and what about my hair....its no where close to chiru or rajni....might have to get a wig right !!!!!!

Jaggu said...

@Vandita
Thank You

@CD
I will get back to you...:))

c e e d y said...

what do you mean get back....it has two meanings -
one simply to get back as in get in touch
the other is to take revenge.....put some emoticons so i know your mood like :), :(, :0.....
also where is the script....i have to prepare for the part right

Jaggu said...

Yes..I mentioned one ...:)) ( laughing ). This means I am not going to get back to you at all...again...:))

c e e d y said...

i know how people are - thats the reason we gujjus are careful whom we deal with....when the time came to hire me for the roll and sending me the script you say you are not going to get in touch with me at all......

Viji said...

Hmmm, I should refer to your blog if am ever to visit Chicago :o) !

Jaggu said...

@viji
You are welcome...

Aarthi said...

GR8 that u were not too elaborate on this.....Isn't there anything astonishing in India????? coz I hav heard tons of U.S stories.....:)

Jaggu said...

@aarthi
This is purely my experience. It might be different for other people. You may get astonishing things in my next part....:)