Heading for the wonder land

Rushed post alert but I just couldn’t bring myself to not join in another week. So excuse the ramble aka hummingbird on speed-esque writing this week.

The past week has been super hectic to say the least, hence no posts last week. I was on the killer early morning shift at work and had a million things to do after work, and then trying to force myself to sleep by 10 to be up at 4. It was just one of those weeks where I could not be any gladder to see the back end of.

The weekend came around and that too was so chocker block, but including a lot of fun and laughter. Catching up and spending a really lovely evening and morning with my ever lovely, long time friend Miss LG from Family of Killers. We had a fab night in Melb city, and it was just nice to chill some. Sunday came around with more catch ups and appointments and I am seriously just as exhausted as the last before I even properly start my week.

My running around and endless appointments are not all fruitless though. This time next week we will be packing our bags up from Bangkok and heading to INDIA, New Delhi to begin with.

We will be arriving quite late Monday night and hitting the ground running nice and early Tuesday morning ready to start a wonderful adventure, of this I have no doubt.

I’m not sure just how prepared I am for what I am sure is going to be something completely unforgettable. I have heard so many stories, amazing tales of colours and sounds and buildings and culture, and then of course some not so fabulous stories. Those i’m trying not to think about though. I have had so many vaccinations though, I think, if I do happen to get anything, I’ll be the un luckiest gal on the planet!

I just can’t wait to see it all, to immerse myself in this far away culture, to dance in the street, to eat amazing food and to photograph one of the world’s seven wonders, the Taj Mahal. I have been told that the fog surrounding it can be quite overwhelming, but you know what. I don’t think its going to be possible to ruin the amazement that will be in front of my eyes.

We are also going on a jungle safari which will see us spying some tigers in the wilderness and I believe we also get to ride a elephant at some stage, which although I have done before in Thailand, it will be just as mind blowing the second time, the enormity  of those animals really wows me.

Its going to be a full on 8 days in India and then a few days down time in Bangkok city and then onto the beautiful island of Koh Samui then back to Bangkok for a few more days… then home..

I can’t even imagine what the next 3 weeks has in store for J and I, but I can tell you, I am completely and utterly excited and that’s definitely weighing out the slight trepidation that comes and goes.

Three weeks of seeing things I’ve dreamt of, places that I’ve seen in movies and travel shows and yearned to go to. I’m going to be living it.

I’ve also been scrubbing up on some photography tidbits too, I need to be able to snap it like the best of them. I can only try right?.. Putting that DSLR to good use.

Its going to be around 35-40 degrees Celsius in India, so here is hoping I haven’t melted into a giant puddle and I do actually return at some stage!

I will hopefully be able to whip up a blog post or two and most definitely post photos, I can’t wait to share my stories and photos with you. So very very excited!

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The one where I have no idea what to say..

So I’m planning on becoming more of a frequent blogger, this would as you can expect mean that I actually need to write something on the page before I hit POST. Shocking I know!

Its so strange, all day I have bits and pieces running through my head that I think could possibly be turned into a blog post, but then I get hit with the reality of the situation. Maybe you don’t actually want to hear about the dream I had last night where I got chased by vampires, and maybe you don’t need to know about the fact I haven’t sneezed in about 2 months, albeit true Story.

Something that I am sure I will be writing more about as the time gets closer. We are currently in the process of finalising the details for our Vacation Royale at the end of the year.

We have recently made the decision to ditch Tokyo for India (for this trip, Tokyo is definitely on my places to see list), this change in plans makes me totally excited. Japan can wait for another day as J’s besties will be living there for some time and we can take a shorter, cheaper break there another time! India is a place I have always dreamt of going, this more than likely stemmed from the fact one of my besties is from there and I’ve always wondered about his background.

So India will make up one third-ish of total vacation time but I’m completely stoked. We have decided to focus on The Golden Triangle which consists of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. An elephant ride here, Taj Mahal over there, etc etc. Its going to be one wow of a trip full of so many first times which is always a stretch with J and I considering between us we have spent about 7 years travelling the globe. So its nice to find some places neither of us have been.

I’m looking most forward to seeing the Taj Mahal in all its powerful glory and for J it is the Hawa Mahal “Palace of Winds”.. Both will be nothing short of breath taking, of this I have no doubt. Its going to be one thrilling holiday!

I can’t FLIPPING wait !!!!!

Has anyone been to India / The Golden Triangle?

Tell me where you would go on your Vacation Royale!!

 Image Credit Hawa Mahal and Taj Mahal

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