I left Darlington by train on the morning of 18 November 2014 to meet my sister in Sheffield and then to continue the journey to Manchester International airport. We had planned a holiday to return to India after 40 years.
We were flying on Emirates via Dubai airport it took 7 hours to get to Dubai and then 2.5 hours waiting for our connection to Mumbai. The second leg to Mumbai took around 4 hours. We were met by my daughter's partner Rajiv who took us on a quick excursion to see the Gateway to India and the Taj Hotel, however we were both quite jet-lagged and found it hard to stay awake.
The temperature on our first night was around 30C which was quite warm compared to the UK where it was under 10C when we had left Manchester.
I took a few photos but was out of practice using my camera at night!