Already I've encountered my first major road block of the trip. As I was checking in for my flight that connects through Brussels and Mumbai and New Delhi before finally landing in my first destination of Kathmandu, I was politely asked, "may I see your visa for India?" ....ummmm no...I'm only connecting through India. I'm not even leaving the airport! Well little did I know, my in-country flight from Mumbai to New Delhi requires me to have a transit visa. Without it I would be sent directly back to Newark. Do not pass go and certainly do not collect $200. The man must have seen the fear in my eyes as he asked if I had used a travel agent, because your agent should have told you about the visa requirement. Uhhh...nope...booked myself online.
Long story short the airline was amazing and rebooked my flight so I would no longer fly through New Delhi, negating the need for a visa. Phew! And bonus...less stop overs! Didn't even have to pay a dime extra. So with that crisis averted..on to the next!
See ya in Brussels!