If You Need Us We'll be in India (or maybe Nepal)

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Finally the day has come for us to take our shot at India, well known to be one of the most amazing countries in the world, as well as one of the most difficult and frustrating. In keeping with that contradictory theme we've mapped out a rough itinerary that has us spending a month or so ambling our way upward along the beaches of Kerala and Goa in the deep South before zipping (or, more accurately, flying) north for a taste of Rajasthan and the Northeast. By all accounts these two areas are virtually polar opposites (unless, of course, you were to consult a cartographer, or even any reasonably apt graduate of Grade 10 geography) with the Southwest famously hot, colourful, exotic, noisy and humid while the Northeast, by contrast, claims fame as hot, colourful, exotic, noisy and arid. It's like going from a Denny's in South Dakota to a Denny's in North Dakota in the span of one 24 hour period. Culturally shocking, exactly.

Then it's Nepal: Round Two, since we just liked it so damn much the first time, and hiking in the Himalayas just may be the most spectacularly scenic thing we've ever done. Of course, to top it off we also happen to be quite cheap, and very much enjoy feeling tall. Check and mate.

Finally, depending on which day you ask us, or possibly even the hour, we may or may not be finishing off our trip with a couple weeks in the UK, drinking warm beer and struggling with a rough approximation of the English language as a winding down period which, depending on our mood, could turn out similar to a blooper reel that hopes to somehow redeem an otherwise hopeless epic, or maybe just an obligatory listing of mundane things such as key grips, gaffers and official hand sanitizers. We'll be on our toes in anticipation, surely.

You may now consider yourself "Fully Informed".

  • Varkala by Morning, Insects by Night
  • Lingering and Loitering in London
Trip Start Jan 27, 2011
Trip End May 03, 2011

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