On Thursday, I leave for a 10 day trip to India. I cannot begin to describe how excited I am, how much I'm looking forward to this and how much I NEED this escape.
Focusing my thoughts and energy on this trip has kept me from sinking into anger and sadness. I will not allow anything to ruin this trip, not even the expected torrential downpour. (Oh yes, I've packed an umbrella!) Above is a video of India's latest marketing campaign. I think that it's genius of them to use a tourist's point of view and not the overused montage of sights and traditional costumes. I love the way the guy seems to be clumsy, but has a great time anyway. It does show how fun and spontaneous India can be or is. I want to be him, but not on this trip. Instead, I'll be accompanying my aunt on a touristy trip, visiting the palaces and monuments of Old and New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Still, not so bad noh? Hell no. I'm going to meet India. :)
Rain or shine, I'm going to have an epic time. Being my longest trip outside the country I had to pack a lot of stuff (clothes, toiletries, laptop, camera, medicines, umbrella, books, sketchpad, drawing materials, first aid kit, etc.)! I bet my luggage will be heavier on the way back. :P One thing's for sure though, I will be carrying a lot, but I'm definitely leaving all the bad vibes behind!
See you soon, India. Please make the weather nice for me. :)