In the meantime, I went into town and got some essentials. I thought I could find some sort of shop that had all sorts of things, similar to Walgreens. Mind you I was not expecting Walgreens, but I thought there might be some sort of drugstore. The driver took me first to this roadside shop, if you will, that was like a very run down, dirty concession stand. The men behind it didn't understand me and motioned me away. The driver of the car who took me there said he thought I was looking for medicine, even though I had explained on the way that I was looking for some toiletries and a hair brush. So he takes me to another place, which is very crowded with people and stuff. I look around and find a brush, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotion. The man totaled up the items and it was 920 rupies (around $20). What I failed to mention is that all the bottles looked dirty and as if they had been dragged through the street. Mind you I know the hotel has shampoo and conditioner, but I have been using hotel stuff for a couple of weeks and my hair felt stick-like and dry. I was looking for something familiar that I know would help with the icky hair. Oh, while I was in the store, the electricity went off.
When I got home I washed off the bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotion. Then I took a long hot shower and put on my distressed outfit. I sent my only set of clothes to be cleaned, and ran into Melissa who told me to treat myself to something at the spa. Oh joy! I've booked a massage for this evening.
I know there are worse fates than loosing one's luggage, and it is sad how much I depend upon my worldly possessions. It has really thrown me off, not to have "my" stuff. I feel very immobilized. Thankfully the hotel staff have been super accomodating and are hunting down my luggage relentlessly! Our hotel is amazing, and having my own room has been nice. So really what do I have to complain about? It could be worse, it could have been my bag with all my electronics (computer, camera, iPod, etc). I think I would shrivel up and die!