Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trip of a Lifetime.

It's official. I am going to India!

I got my visa in the mail yesterday and quickly booked my plane ticket before the fares go up again. Also can I just say, I'm so so so thankful that Continental offers a nonstop flight to India! It's bad enough that the flight is over 14 hours, but having to do a layover would have killed me.

I am going for 11 days total and I can't wait to see everything I can. Specifically I can't wait to see the Taj Mahal.

I'm also scared shitless. Seriously. I'm worried about the culture shock, and even though I am visiting my brother, his wife and my baby niece, they will have to go to work. So most days I'll be by myself. In a country were I can't speak the language.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I couldn't pass it up because I'm a little scared. Once I'm there I'll be fine. And I know I'll make memories I will never forget.


Karen said...

You will have a great time with your family.

I went to India in 1999 for my roommate's sister's wedding. It was an experience, but I quickly learned that I am 100% American and I don't do well in other cultures. I have to stick with Europe for my wild trips.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

This is so cool !
You'll be fine. what a great opportunity. You must share your photo's when you get back!!

I am an Amazing Race junkie and the only thing that really bugs me besides the couples screaming at each other is when they are rude Americans. There were these 2 girls who went to India and were so rude to the very poor.

erin - heart in ireland said...

ahhhhh! that is soooo awesome! i am totally jealous!

Alisha said...

Wow! India! You will have a great time. And don't worry about the language barrier...only makes for a better adventure. Enjoy! Can't wait to read about it.

Babycakes said...

fantastic, hope you have a great time, only natural to be scared, but you will be fine.