phew i guess
internet access is available all over india. even in the smallest of villages. rates vary from intolerable, where you sit for 30 minutes and get your login screen show up for gmail, to frustrating, where you sit for 30 minutes and just get your email out when power goes out or the connection dies. this is to say that my ambitious hopes of being able to blog from the road on a regular basis encountered india. hopes get dashed easily here, which is why you're got to really appreciate the fortitude of the masses. anyway, here's the blow-by-blow, in retrospect. just imagine you're reading it over several weeks!