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Gearing up for Hyderabad

In just a few short weeks, I'll be taking my longest ever trip out of the United States: 30 days in Hyderabad, India. I'll fly from Detroit to Charlotte to London to Hyderabad, where I'll be living in a corporate apartment for the duration of my stay. It's going to be quite the experience.

While I'll be working quite a bit, I'm planning to take my trusty Nikon D3300 (kit lens plus 35mm prime) and Google Pixel to document my adventures. I'll be traveling alone, though I'm not sure I'll ever really be alone in a country of billions. I'm looking forward to spending time with my colleagues and experiencing life in Hyderabad while I'm there.

For the curious, the rest of my bag will include:
  • Bose On-Ear Wireless Headphones
  • Anker SoundBuds Curve
  • GorillaPod DSLR tripod
  • Google PixelBook
  • Two spare battery packs
  • Chargers, adapters for international outlets, and cables out the wazoo
  • An assortment of pens, pencils, a Sakura Koi watercolor kit, notebooks, and a couple of paper types for various kinds of art
  • Amazon Kindle 3G
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Nintendo Switch
The house is outfitted with Belkin WeMo Mini power outlets and a Nest thermostat, so I can check on things without bugging my housesitter. My car won't be online for regular check-ins, but you can't have everything.

I'm a little worried about being lactose intolerant while there, but I'll use as many vegan-friendly resources as I can. At least I'm not worried about the vegetarian aspect!

I'm looking forward most to visiting local markets and relaxing at tea houses to people watch. My favorite thing about travel is just observing the world around me through fresh and judgment-free eyes, and watching people live out their real lives. I hope to be a considerate visitor to the city, and can't wait to learn all about it!

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  1. Have a good trip, Will! And thanks for the nudge in checking out RSS feeds. I've known vaguely about them for what seems like forever, but I never figured out how to use them. I'm already a fan ^_^

    Looking forward to your pictures!

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