We're going to India! A whole one month in India. All the sights, smells, and tastes, plus tigers, camels, FOOD, FOOD, FOOD, Diwali, Ayurveda, etc.
Holy Hell. It is here. Raj and I are going to India! Actually Raj, Pam and I are going to India. Still doesn't feel real.
We have an action-packed itinerary including a tiger safari, a treck into the desert on camels, Diwali at the Golden Temple, my 40th birthday (This hit me like a tonne of bricks earlier in the week), Kamasutra temples, Varanasi and the birthplace of Ayurveda: Kerala, and, of course: all the food!
This year has been a hard go for me. I have been doing work, the heavy emotional, trauma clearing work. Part of my healing work was a weekend in an adorable tiny house. I escaped my life for a couple of days and went to the hot springs, I caught a yoga class. I journaled and cried, and read a book: You Are A Badass. No spoilers but she talks about her trip to India.
This Got Me Thinking
I wanted to go to India, Raj wanted to go to India. What was stopping us? While on the ferry to come home from my solo weekend I started searching. How much are flights? What do accommodations look like and cost? How much money would I really need to make this happen? In the time it took to cross the river I discovered I had been lying to myself- that I could afford to go to India.
When I returned home I told Raj we should go to India (in actual fact he had been asking for the last 3-4 years and I always had an excuse). Then the research started. When is a good time of year to go? When could I take 4 weeks off work? We asked our friend Pam about her trips to India, we talked to Raj's family, friends, and anyone else we could find that had been there.
Three Of A Kind Beats a Pair
We were thrilled when Pam decided she could come with us! She single-handedly set up our intricate and organized itinerary for the first 2 weeks, the last two weeks is still flexible. So we are on our way, look us up on Instagram, it'll be the best way to communicate and see what we have been upto.
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