My bags are packed.
My shoes, which have not seen daylight since they walked the streets of Washington DC, four months ago, have been brought out of storage.
My scarf, in case of cool weather and cooler aeroplane cabins, is readily accessible.
My recollection, from a couple of years back, is that evenings in the Sinai desert can prove difficult to predict…
This morning Anu, my houseboy, packed my bags.
This afternoon I printed my e-tickets and checked-in online.
The taxi is due at midnight; take-off scheduled for 04:30.
A four and a half hour flight, a ninety minute transfer, then a second flight of almost fourteen hours.
I may be gone for a while..
Picture taken in Sri Krishna Cafe, Fort Cochin.
Final preparations before departure.
Picture taken in Cochin.