Friday, 21 October 2011
Are we there yet?
Countdown has begun! Boy is it cold in London, my sore throat has been raging and the dreaded Indian Visa place was closed at my first attempt to deal with the wheels of bureaucracy, unsurprisingly the visa stamp was incorrect at the second attempt where I witnessed my first public tantrum ... bodes well, huh!
We have finally booked a hotel in Delhi (hope so at least) the security password was euphemistically set as 'smell' - also bodes well! Flights booked, jabs in order, pharmaceuticals strategically being gathered up, clothing being scoured out and a sketchy itinerary drawn up. Feels like a military operation already.
Post Delhi, next on the hitlist will be http://www.darjeelingchildrenstrust.com/ to help at the orphanages in some small way .... then it is a toss up between Varnasi or Rishikesh followed by the deserts and fortresses of Rajasthan and down South for R&R in the Keralan backwaters, eyes fixed on a cookery course, wildlife sanctuary, temples, beach, yoga and massage pampering. That's the plan, sit on the edges of your seat to find out about reality! Over and out till mother India x