For those that are interested I'm flying into New Delhi and out of Mumbai with side trips along the way to Agra, Varanasi and possibly Jaipur. In Delhi I have a list a mile long of places to see, friends to meet up with and shops (oh the shops) to visit, but if you have Mumbai suggestions I would love to hear them. I'll be by myself there and really welcome your suggestions.
I'm already having visions of the shopping in India. The textiles, the jewelry, the spices and oh my the list goes on and on and on. I'll be seeing the Taj Mahal and the river Ganges and so many amazing sights. But oddly enough you know what one of the things I'm most excited for? You're going to laugh cause it's not very exciting, but I'm going to finally get to put my feet into the Indian Ocean. I don't really have a list of things to do or places to see before I die, but I do have a goal of swimming/at least putting my feet into each of the 4 oceans. I take that back, I thought there were 4 oceans and growing up I was told there were 4 oceans, but according to a movie preview I recently saw there are technically 5. At some point they added the Southern Ocean to the list. Not quite sure how I'm gonna get that one crossed off, but at some point I will.
I'm going to try and post at least a few times a week while I'm gone. Likely it'll be outfits that I've worn in recent weeks and haven't gotten around to posting yet, but if possible I'll post pictures of some of my Indian fashion purchases. The markets, the bazaars, the colors, I can't wait! The one thing I'm really not looking forward to (well there are a few things - elevators and toilets being at the top of the list) is bargaining. People who know me are probably surprised by this but I despise bargaining. In fact I hate it. It kinda ruins shopping for me. Ugh, I'd rather just pay a set price.
One more thing. I'm on direct flights so I'm prepping for looong flights, perhaps the longest of my life. If you have tips of what gets you through such long flights I'd love to hear 'em. My doctor prescribed me some Ambien to help, but as I painfully discovered over the last 2 nights it doesn't quite have the intended effect on me that it's supposed to. Any advice you have I'd appreciate.
Thanks so much.