One of the reasons I haven’t been writing so often is because I’m spending a fair amount of my spare time researching this HUGE country in preparation for a trip I’m taking in October.
I’m a mixture of emotions at the minute – excited, scared, panicking, wondering if I chose the best travel companions, looking forward to experiencing a completely different way of life, imagining how helpless I will feel seeing all those that have so much less than I do, hoping that it will be a rewarding and humbling trip, and most of all that everything goes smoothly and we have fun.
I’ve been reading my Rough Guide to India, checking out blogs, watching documentaries, keeping up with current affairs, even trying to cram a bit of Hindi in there and I feel like the more I read the more I cannot wait to get there and experience this fascinating place. I’m sure it will be tough, but an unforgettable trip nonetheless.
I’m traveling with four other girls, and I’m hoping that we don’t end up puling each others hair out by the end of it; with such different opinions, it’s already proving difficult finding places to stay that we can all agree on, so I imagine being there will be even harder with so many different options available to us. We have a rough itinerary at least:
I’ll keep updating with news and anything I find interesting along the way!