So I’m off to India on Wednesday. I dread the incoming and outbound flights, but I’m really excited.
The place I’m going (Chandigarh) is going to be hotter than a motherfucker — hotter than Vegas is now, and really humid.
I have to buy new shorts, since all of my shorts are so big now that they literally fall off me, even with a belt on. Other than that, clothes-wise, I’m taking basic jeans, a bunch of sleeveless t-shirts and a few light cotton overshirts, and a sport coat just in case.
Electronics are the usual: laptop, iPod, still and DV cameras, phone. I may actually take a microphone and my old FireWire 410 audio interface to do some field recording of jungle sounds and shit — I’m guessing, based on the pictures I’ve seen, that Chandigarh is in the jungle — but other than that, I’m keeping it hella light.
But I’ve never been to India, so if you have any recommendations for stuff you think I ought to take, put ’em in the comments. Anything you think I might not be expecting.
And yes, I know not to drink the water. (I don’t even know if that’s really true, and I’m one of the small percentage of humans on the planet for whom a nice bout of dysentery might actually be a good thing, but I’m still not taking chances.)
Let ’em rip.