The trip starts at the Västerås bus station where Hans and Maria embarks the bus to the airport.
The bus company Nettbuss is supposed to take Hans and Maria from Västerås to Arlanda airport but between Bålsta and Sigtuna it stops due to engine failure. Luckily, the Swedbus Arlanda bus passes and stops to pickup the Nettbuss passengers.
After checking in the luggage and passing several security checks, Hans and Maria embarks the aircraft.
Hans and Maria have to wait 4 hours in the Dubai terminal before embarking the aircraft taking them to India.
Hans and Maria arrive to the Hyderabad airport Sunday morning 09:00.
When leaving Västerås bus station the temperature is -3ºC and after 20 hours of travel the arrive to the hotel in a temperature of +30ºC.
During the week Indian rupee (INR) is used as currency. 1 euro (EUR) is equal to 80 rupees (INR).
Hans and Maria are picked up from the hotel every morning by Murali Kalijavedu. He drives them to the Cyient office which is very close.
After lunch Hans and Maria take a walk around the campus.
The hotel has a 25-meter swimming pool, at least that is what the personnel states and it is also confirmed by Hans estimate. Hans and Maria use the pool directly after work and swim 1000 meters or more.
Wednesday is a non-working day for Hans. Harish Chand Bitra takes Hans and Maria for a full day sightseeing in Hyderabad.
They leave the hotel by car at 10:00 and return to the hotel at 20:00 after the following events:
The first stop is the Chowmahalla Palace where the driver parks his car just outside the gate.
After leaving the Chowmahalla Palace the car makes a short trip and drops off Hans, Maria and Harish at the beginning of the Laad Bazar Road.
Hans get knowledge of that the new Metro opened for service some months ago November 29th 2017. He really wants to try it and Harish arranges this.
The driver leaves Hans, Maria and Harish at the Paradise station and picks them up later at Ameerpet station.
The group travels to the large, modern Hyderabad Metro Rail maintenance depot Miy Apur, to investigate if they can make a visit
Harish makes a large effort to convince the gate security to let the group in, but of course it is impossible, without previous arrangement.
The sightseeing tour is finished at the handicraft museum park Shilparamam. Hans and Maria bought some handicraft and then they went for a walk in the museum park.
A warning is received a day after Hans has been exposed to mosquitos during his sightseeing tour: "An increase in mosquito-borne illnesses has been reported in Hyderabad possibly due to changes in weather conditions. These mainly comprise of dengue and malaria."
Now it is too late to follow the advice, including wearing clothing that covers most of the body.
Friday evening, after swimming 1500 meters, Hans remember one thing that is missing. He has not travelled with a Tuk-tuk. He exits the hotel area and grab one on the street, explaining in visual language that he only wants to go a round trip.
While waiting in Dubai for the flight to Stockholm, Hans order the bus travel from Arlanda to Västerås, using his iPhone6.
The ticket is a youth ticket according to the company discount.
Cameras: Nikon Coolpix S9900, Apple iPhone 6 and GoPro Hero5 Session.
Photographers: Hans Sundgren, Harish Chand Bitra and Maria Sundberg Evald.