"The pleasure of traveling consists of the obstacles, the fatigue, and even the danger. What charm can anyone find in an excursion when he is always sure of reaching his destination, of having horses ready waiting for him, a soft bed, an excellent supper, and all the eases and comfort he can enjoy in his own home! One of the great misfortunes of modern life is the want of any sudden surprise, and the absence of all adventures. Everything is so well arranged."
-Theophile Gautier, WANDERINGS IN SPAIN
it is pretty appropriate that i saved this quote to post at the start of our trip. this morning we got our sudden suprise: we found out that air india is no longer flying between jfk and london. here is christopher trying to sort out the debacle on the phone. we were lucky enough to find another flight for only $100 more leaving thursday. let's hope kuwait air doesn't go under this week.