Traveling to the joint Indo-US X-ray crystallography conference in Mumbai: Vol 1
Although the conference occurred last year, this travelogue predates the blog site, so I thought it might be interesting to describe my travels to India, rather than the scientific sessions. The travelogue will be presented in several sessions.
In this installment: Getting There
I traveled to Mumbai, India, for the first time to attend the joint Indo-US X-ray crystallography conference. I was able to call my family from half-way around the world (thanks T-Mobile!), but the internet connections, and especially email, were challenging, to say the least. Since I wasn’t able to get online consistently, I decided to blog about the trip and upload it when I could so that you could share in my experience.
When I was a kid, I would get letters in the mail (remember those?) from my dad, who was a naval officer stationed in Europe and the Middle East, and I was always fascinated by his trips. I thought that my own kids might read this and remember the trip when they are adults. In addition, one of the best parts of being a scientist, in my opinion, is getting to travel the world to interact with other scientists. I grew up in a small town in south Georgia (population 200), so traveling to a cIty of 21 million was a big change. I hope that you enjoy the description of my trip to India. The blog will be presented in several installments.